Thursday, May 18, 2006
AdRi is completely and totally entranced with a story in today’s Oregonian about Franz bakery. Portland classic, they’ve been churning out bread for 100 years, and AdRi has fond childhood memories of the Franz bread man in rural Washington County. At NE 11th and Davis Street, they’ve made 5 city blocks their home with a bread factory extraordinaire. AdRi is reading me some facts: in 1906 they renamed it to Franz Bakery. Prior to that it was Ann Arbor Bakery. (Don’t ask. I don’t want to ask.) In 1930 Franz began selling its bread in wax paper. (Oh oh. Have I told you how much of a fan AdRi is of wax paper?) Here’s a fact AdRi wants you to know….6000 buns or rolls are baked in 8 minutes at the Franz Bakery. The typical American consumes 53 lbs of bread per year. (She finished that fact sharing with the statement: so take that and smoke it. That’s my girl!)
If you want to see that sign go round and round and round, here's the thrilling movie....
Posted by LeLo at Thursday, May 18, 2006