Food for Champions


In 1521, when Sweden during a short period was ruled by Danes, a young Swedish man named Gustav Vasa tried to motivate people to fight for the Swedish Kingdom and kick out the Danish king, known under the name Kristian Tyrann. Gustav had no troops so he went up to  the north part of Sweden (read middle) called Dalarna since … Read More

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Nice People and Deutsche Welle

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Yesterday there was a really nice article about Trading in Berlin on  DEUTSCHE WELLE. It is nice to see that the idea of trading is popping up everywhere. Deutsch Welle is a Germany’s International Broadcaster with News in English. I was interviewed about The Bread Exchange there almost 2 years ago. You find that story here. The journalist behind the … Read More

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Bread Exchange tomorrow


Tomorrow we are making a little shoot for Essen and Trinken magazine at my flat. I am preparing quite a lot of bread for it.Do you want to trade with me? Just send a mail to and I will save you a loaf for the afternoon!  

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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 … Read More

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Bread Exchange in EssPress


There is a small article about the Bread Exchange in the latest EssPress which I received yesterday. Thank You EssPress and Annika Zieske!    

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Pantone7405 Bread for your Pantone Guide?


Would anyone in Berlin be up for letting me borrow their Pantone guide for a couple of days? I’ll bake you a bread in pantone color 7405 in exchange. Currently we are making the design of the book cover and choosing accent colors. There is a lot of swatches sending over mail from San Francisco. It is tricky since you … Read More

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Last minute ski trip to Austria


Last weekend was supposed to be good weather and we decided to go skiing. But I soon learned that it really has its pros and cons to go last minute skiing. The advantage is of course the possiblity to go where the snow condition are good. Europe is really small so the distances are never really a problem. Last weekend … Read More

ElmlidLast minute ski trip to Austria

The Bread Exchange Book på Svenska!

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Great News today! The Bread Exchange book will come out in Swedish this fall! If I would not have had a cold (and my graphic designer would not have been über-pregnant) I am sure we would have been celebrating in Champagne tonight. And I am even more happy to hear that it will be Norstedts, the oldest publishing house in … Read More

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Cherry Bombe


In the latest edition of Cherry Bombe there was a story about THE BREAD EXCHANGE which I liked very much. Here you can see the article Cherry BOmbe-TheBreadExchange. Images by Alanna Hale and Text by Stefanie de la Cava. I told you about this magazine before.But it is really one of my favorites (together with the Swedish magazine HUNGER which I read through immediately) … Read More

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Year of the Horse,


the Chinese say. I made sure to ride in the Year well. So well that I was suffering from a week of blisters. There are not many things I explicitly wish for in exchange for Bread. It is way more interesting to let things come as they do. However, I often get asked what I would like to trade. A … Read More

ElmlidYear of the Horse,