Amy Halloran lives with her family in upstate New York. She teaches food justice, writing, and cooking classes, and runs a community meals program. Her book The New Bread Basket: How the New Crop of Grain Growers, Plant Breeders, Millers, Maltsters, Bakers, Brewers, and Local Food Activists Are Redefining Our Daily Loaf, grew out of a lifelong devotion to pancakes.

Flour Shortage? Amber Waves of Regional Grains to the Rescue

Local grain mill Sparrow Bush Farm is offering a Neighbor Loaf during the pandemic. (Photo courtesy of Sparrow Bush Farm)

Can Restaurants Survive the Pandemic By Feeding Those in Need?

restaurant as community kitchen serving soup

The Women Reviving Heirloom Grains and Flour

From left: Jules Exum, Leyna Lightman, Nan Kohler, Kate Pepper, Mai Nguyen, and Roxana Jullapat. (Photo credit: Guy Frenkel)

Bake What We Knead: Solving the Problem of Excess Bread

An Elder Statesman of Local Grains is Having Doubts About the Crop

Baking With Local Flour: A 2-Way Conversation


The Wheat Revolution Will Not Be Genetically Engineered

Putting Culture Back into Agriculture

Bring Back Local Grains! One Man’s Quest in Upstate NY