Knead2Know with Maria Trumpler: Why did women stop baking bread at home and why should we care?

Time: 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Office of LGBTQ Resources
135 Prospect St
New Haven, CT 06511


In cultures around the world, women baked bread at home for thousands of years. Now, few women do so. We will look at how home bread baking practices in ancient Egypt and colonial America provided nutritious, inexpensive, and likely delicious sustenance along with a sense of accomplishment for the women bakers. Then, we’ll dive into the waning of home bread baking and explore how changes in flour, leavening, ovens, and the uses for bread accelerated this change.

After the talk, home bread bakers will give tastes of their bread and talk about their baking practices.  We will demo home milling of grains for baking and also be handing out sourdough culture. If you are a home bread baker and would like to share your bread, please email to sign up.