Baking Body Stories

On the Greek island of Crete in the village of Loutro, a bread ritual takes place annually on January 17 in honor of the patron saint St. Antonios. Residents offer their anthropomorphic bread in a small cave church on the coast. The loaves represent beloved people and animals from the families. Last Sunday, January 28, we commemorated this special ritual at BIND in Zaandam. The oven was fired by Jamie. Together with Socratic philosopher Helen Grandiek there was space to collectively knead experiences, offer dough shapes for loved ones and listen to each other’s stories.