The book that started me on this journey...
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The book that started me on this journey...

Although it played a significant role in my journey to Breadness, The Plant Paradox by Dr. Steven R. Gundry was not the first book I read that broadened my horizons about the role of food and longevity. That book was Nourishing Traditions. Based on the work of Dr. Weston A. Price, a holistic dentist in the early 1900s who traveled the world documenting peoples that actively lived to the age of 100 or better, the book, co-authored by Sally Fallon, President of the Weston A. Price Foundation, features an excellent primer on the basics of health and nutrition, followed by hundreds of recipes based on the peoples Dr. Price wrote about. What I got out of Nourishing Traditions is that these long-lived peoples prepared their foods in such a way as to make it more bio-available. The methods they used included fermenting, sprouting, culturing and boiling for long periods (as in bone broth) or a combination of these. The foods (although not certified as such) were organic and contained plenty of nutrition. These peoples didn't have the latest toothbrush and toothpaste, but their teeth and bones were in great condition.

From Nourishing Traditions I started making Raw Milk Kefir using Kefir Grains, and have been making it regularly for over 12 years. It was in the book that I also came across a recipe for Sourdough Bread (though at the time, it wasn't on my radar to make sourdough, create a concept and a brand, yet...). 

The Pasadena chapter of the Weston A. Price Foundation WAS on my radar, courtesy of Elaina Luther's Culture Club 101 community newsletter. I wanted to attend one of their meetings/potlucks for some time, but there was usually a scheduling conflict. I finally made a meeting in Pasadena and got to meet Aaron and Joy who run that chapter. From there, Joy was interested in having their group come to Random Acts of Breadness for an extended tour/workshop. On Thursday, November 30th, about 15 people attended and it was a breaducational experience! As is usual for these tours, it lasted longer than the scheduled 2 hours which is why a few people who were there are not in the below photo taken at the end. 

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Wow... look what we received in the mail the other day... 

Thanks to our customers who took the time to share their experiences about us on yelp! 

Holiday Gifting Advice...

It's getting BUSY here at Breadness. So much so that we added another shift to make our Cinnamon Raisin Maple Pecan and GingerBreadness sourdough loaves so we could make more of our bestselling Traditional Country Loaves. Right now we have a full bench of advance orders, which means we've pulled those loaves (and other goodies) from the rack to fill those orders. My advice is for you to order in advance at or call us at 818-562-7303 and we'll take your order over the phone (leave a message if we're not able to answer). 

A important note about shipping: So Cal customers usually get their Breadness shipments in one day. However, with the holidays coming fast, that single day might become 2 days. Therefore, I recommend you place your order before Thursday so we can ship on Thursday. This means we won't be able to slice your loaves (as they will have just come out of the oven a few hours before) but they will be curing in transit so you should receive them as fresh as can be! UPS does deliver on Saturday with their reliable Ground service.

Don't forget... we have all the other goodies that go with Breadness, like Raw Farm ButterLaura Ann's JamsClif Family Honey Spreads, NuttZo Keto Nut/Seed Butter and Beyond the Olive Tapenades! And Nutiva Coconut Oil Buttery Flavor (vegan) is back in the glass jars!

Order ahead to ensure there'll be Breadness for your eating pleasure this weekend!

And order in advance for your holiday gift list items; restocking at this time of year is challenging to say the least!


Random Acts of Breadness is located at 2214 West Magnolia Blvd. in Burbank (2-1/2 blocks east of Buena Vista on the south side of the street). Come to the bakery and sample our artisan wares, or order on line for bakery pickup, or have Breadness delivered or shipped to your door. You may also order by phone at 818-562-7303 and pay when you come pick it up. We're open Friday & Saturday 12 to 6 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Reminder: If you (or someone you wish to gift) live within 120 miles of Los Angeles, we can ship on Thursday (via UPS Ground) and in most cases your Breadness Box will arrive on Friday (Saturday at the latest). Place your order before Thursday at noon here

Enjoy a "slice of life" from Random Acts of Breadness!

Happy (and Healthy) Holidays!

Randall Michael Tobin
Artisan Baker/Chef,

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