Justin Cherry of Half Crown Bakehouse

Step back in time with living history fellow and historical baker, Justin Cherry, founder and owner of Half Crown Bakehouse, as he shares his love for nutrient rich ancient grains and 18th century bread baking methods. With his 18th century reproduction clay oven in tow, Justin travels to historic sites along the east coast of North America sharing his expertise on period correct methods and flavors, as well as, educating his patrons on the history and evolution of ancient grains and their uses in hopes of keeping this part of our history alive. 

A maker deeply committed to his craft, Justin seeks to restore the baker and the hearth to a central part of our homes and lives. He started Half Crown Bakehouse out of a deep love for heritage grains and landrace grains and an awe and respect for this naturally slow process. For Justin, baking bread using historic methods is a way to return to tradition and to a way of life dependent upon community - a rekindling of a beautifully slow practice with a deep sense of place.  

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Topics Covered:

  • Heritage Grains
  • LandRace Grains - often referred to as heritage or heirloom grains, are ancient, pre-hybridized varieties of wheat, barley, oats, rye and other grains that flourished naturally for centuries throughout the world where they adapted to local environmental conditions. Source here 
  • Living History 
  • Potassium Bromate 
  • Bromated Flour
  • Local Grain
  • Windmills
  • Waterwheel
  • Gristmills
  • Barley
  • Wheat
  • Spelt
  • Einkorn 
  • Haudenosaunee People 
  • Seneca 
  • Iroquios White Corn 
  • Amaranth 
  • Pink Lady’s Thumb 
  • Red May Flour

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Original music by John Kingsley @jkingsley1026

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