I bake bread. If you want it, I trade it with you for almost anything, just not money.
I trade for anything that could inspire me, or teach me something. I trade for anything that you do better than me, anything I haven’t tried or know before.
I am based in Berlin but trade all around the world. Ether through my own travels in the fashion business or by people showing up where I happen to be. When a bread is ready I blog, twitter or post it to my facebook group. In total I have over 1000 people that I trade with.
I bake back to basics, simple white sourdough bread. Flour water and Salt together with my London born sourdough that I have used for the last 5 years. Wherever I go, so does my sourdough – Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Sinai, NYC, Düsseldorf, Paris, Zürich, Kabul, Vienna, Colorado, Basel, London, Antwerp and now Stockholm.
My bartering project has turned into a small eco-system where most of the ingredients I use are trades for my bread. Every trader has a story to tell about its choice of trade so every bread is full of stories. This is what I love the most about this project.
With you, I will share what I feel for.
It can be anything. Like good food, a good story, someone’s dedication, history and quality.
I love to travel. Somehow, the road is often more exciting than the goal I am aiming for. Planning, and even packing, are the beginning of every journey I make. I love dreaming. Just as I like to finalize things. And I love to learn. Curiousity is a quality I value highly. To be able to see beauty in the small things in life is another. And to feel. Not only for the big and obvious things in life, but rather for the small and simple.
And that is what I will write about here.
You can reach me over malin(at)elmlid.com
For more info about Bread Exchange visit BREAD EXCHANGE
Please be so kind and don’t use my pictures for any commercial purpose without asking me or the author that I link to. However, feel free to post, reblog or feature things you find here on your own site.
Still, if you take inspiration from my project, please credit me for it.