Victoria’s best artisan bakers ( like Byron Fry of Fry’s Red Wheat Bakery, pictured here with his hand-rolled pretzels), also mill their own flours from organic, heirloom and locally-sourced grains. It’s pure, stone-milled, whole-grain, flour with none of the additives found in nearly all commercial flour and bread. This story delves into the new generation of “grain geeks”  - bakers who are looking for truly whole grain flours for their craft-made breads, pasta and pastries. Many are right here in Victoria, BC, ground zero for this Miller’s Tale.

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