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Baker man – 3


Using this long pole we placed our loaves into the pre-heated oven (no thermostat though!). It took less than ten minutes and we all had our very own bread!


Something I seem unnaturally proud of. I took my fresh loaf and sat in the small cafeteria right next to the amphitheatre and ate it with some delicious sausages provided by two lovely ladies who run the little place. An autumn sun, a warm aromatic bread, fresh sausages and a stranger in a strange land. Some moments stick with you, though you never realize they will when you are living them…

In the end I would only like to thank Beth and Christina, who run the Roman cooking classes over at the site of Augusta Raurica. They were so warm and helpful and bright and made me feel right at home. I couldn’t have asked for two better people to welcome me to Switzerland. I could hug you both if I could right now. I hope they are still working there and if any of you reading this ever find yourself in that neck of the woods, pay them a visit and tell them an oddball of an Indian doctor who learned baking from them his first day out of his country says hi!


About hbhatnagar

I need to fill this up with much better content than I had populated it with earlier. Why I write a blog maybe? I started blogging in 2009 or thereabouts. I was a newly turned atheist and wanted to converse with others of the same persuasion. We're not exactly a big population group in India! It didn't go very well and I sort of lost interest, posting a few things now and then. I got a lot more regular over the last few months and have been posting almost daily since February '15. There were many reasons why I gradually became more regular in posting, but one way or the other, here I am! So this blog has taken shape, being at different points in time my showcase, my comedy club, my art gallery, my book club, my therapist, my close friend, my innermost self....but always my little corner of the world. You are all welcome to visit and I hope you stay awhile! A few points about me because I don't want to lead anyone on(and trust me this does become an issue more often than I'd care to admit). I'm Indian, the brown-skinned variety; if race, ethnicity or skin colour is an issue, you don't have to get to know me any more than what you see on my blog. I'm 40, so if age is an issue, please be informed accordingly. I was a doctor, an ophthalmic surgeon for 10 years before I quit practice.


2 thoughts on “Baker man – 3

  1. Loved reading through and the mention of warm bread and sausage made me hungry.

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by thatmishmash | 26/12/2015, 12:58 AM

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