Mail From Caracas


In 2010, when the Bread Exchange was fairly fresh, I traded one of my bread with a girl from Venezuela, Melina, who was studying in Berlin and working for the Salto line from the German publishing house Wagenbach. Melina traded with me a homemade Dulce de Leche and I remember that I served it on a brunch on my Sunny balcony (images below). It was my first Dulce de Leche but since then I have cooked it many times myself.

Melina was the girl who pitched the Bread Exchange project to a journalist at WELT, Nina Trentmann, who made an article that really helped  push the project further.

Melina is now back in Caracas since 2,5 years already. The other day I received a mail from her where she is giving her friends around the world her picture of what is going on in her country right now. It is not a pretty sight and I decided that it is important to share it. Melina has been part of making this project what it is and please take the time to read her mail here.


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4 Comments on “Mail From Caracas”

  1. Sasha

    Thank you for sharing this, Malin! Since journalism always strives to be objective (a nearly impossible task), it is so refreshing (and important I think) to read a personal account of what is going on.

  2. Melina

    Malin, thanks for sharing! Sasha, thanks for reading!…
    I will try to keep you posted.

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