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UPPER CRUST LOUISVILLE'S MOXIE BREAD COMPANY IS ON THE RISE

ARTICLE JANINE FRANK PHOTOGRAPHY COLLEEN KELLY

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he dictionary definition of bread is “food or sustenance.” Any thesaurus lists similar life sustaining synonyms as well. Therefore, by definition, bread = nourishing food. Clearly, this floury fare has earned a lofty position in the arsenal of modern eating. A veritable gastronomical giant. Indeed, bread has been around for a very, very long time. It's thought to have originated 30,000 years ago and is likely the reason humans gave up the hunting-foraging lifestyle. Nomads no more, people have been baking and breaking bread for millenia. Despite major advances in commercial baking and packaging, many people today are finding they prefer a more old-school, artisinal product and the simple, wholesome ingredients that go along with it. Enter Moxie Bread Co., Louisville's newest bakery darling. Situated in an historic Victorian home on downtown Main Street's most visible corner, Moxie came out swinging last summer and has been a heavyweight contender ever since. Moxie, so named for its courage and spunk, features European style baking with old world practices. Included in those is on-site flour milling and a slow fermentation process that imbues CONTINUED >

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