a new Look!


I think it is about time for a little update here on the blog. My blog has had the same look since 2008 and regardless how much I have liked the look oft he layout I must admit that it is not very practical. So, from now I am working on a little beta version of the new layout of … Read More

Elmlida new Look!

The Bread Exchange in London


I am heading to London tomorrow! If you want to trade with me, let me know as soon as possible and I will bake a bread for you and bring it over. I won’t really have time to go somewhere far, but if you are able to meet up with me in Shoreditch when I am coming from the Airport, then … Read More

ElmlidThe Bread Exchange in London

The Bread Exchange on NPR today!


Don’t miss the Summer episode of Berlin Stories for NPR about Utopia projects in Berlin. The Bread Exchange is part of  it and we recorded the story in my apartment. Imagine me standing in the middle of my wardrobe with dresses protecting my voice from the sound of the subway passing in front of my windows. I am myself excited to hear … Read More

ElmlidThe Bread Exchange on NPR today!

Book Contributor – Luke Abiol, San Francisco


Luke Abiol, San Francisco Luke was one of these people who I just knew I wanted to be part of my book. Not only because he is a great photographer, but because he is just the kind of person that you just really like and want to be part of whatever you do. I think it was almost 1,5 years … Read More

ElmlidBook Contributor – Luke Abiol, San Francisco

#TravelSmart Picnic Gadgets


Spontaneity is great, but for road trips ,or hiking, I love to top up with the right gadgets for an unexpected picnic opportunity. My Picnic packing: Crystal classes wine / water /tea Dried sausage (I bring landjäger. Sour Polish Pickles is a good alternative) Forks Favorite Blanket Sharp knife Wine opener Linen napkins Salt Any add ons? What am I … Read More

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I am off to Südtirol for some days of hiking. On monday is my birthday and we wanted to be somewhere remote. There will be roadtripping, picnics and hiking. Sauna and lots of knödel (amazing austrian/südtirol style dumpling). I will be flying down to Nürnberg (in Bavaria) and then take the car through Austria and the to südtirol . I-CAN-NOT-WAIT. … Read More


“This is torture” he said.


This weekend I was baking for 2 events: The Kinfolk dinner and the NEXT organic fair in Berlin. Two events in one weekend meant no-sleep for me. And no sleep for my Boyfriend ether. From about 3.45 my alarm went off every half hour so I would not forget to fold or take bread out of the oven. On Sunday morning, the … Read More

Elmlid“This is torture” he said.

Bread Exchange on Instagram


I think very much in pictures, structures and colors. I am not a big user of twitter. But I do use instagram. So here are some details if you like to know more: Follow @BreadExchange on Instagram You can also see posts around The Bread Exchange under the hashtag #TheBreadExchange For posts around the book preperations please check #TheBreadExchangeBook   I’d love … Read More

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Bread made out of SALTWATER


Today is a gathering by Kinfolk in Berlin and I am sharing my bread with them. The theme is Ocean. For The Bread Exchange, this is probably the easiest theme they could have picked. All my breads are already inspired by the ocean. You can discribe my bread baking like this: I use flour and sourdough. And then I add Saltwater.  … Read More

ElmlidBread made out of SALTWATER

Bread Exchange at NEXT

Friends of Truth

Last October I went to Kaiserstuhl in the southwest corner of Germany to make a bread and wine tasting. Here are some images—> Katharina, who is running the Wine project Friends of Truth has been supporting The Bread Exchange since years back. When I was shooting my New York chapter she send me wine to serve the Ladies on the rooftop. … Read More

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