Acme Bread

The most incredible, exciting thing I learned today: the long-haired-ponytailed returning student Steve in my history seminar who always has a lot of interesting things to say is actually Steve Sullivan, founder and owner (with his wife) of much-acclaimed Bay Area bakery Acme Bread. (!!!!!!!!!!–there that’s my outburst) I had to forcibly restrain myself from attacking him with questions.

Last time he addressed me in class was to be amused at my broiled cherry-tomato-and-Havarti sandwich. He was totally tickled that someone would take the time to slice all those cherry tomatoes in half. Now, I think: he opened an artisan bakery, having developed all the recipes himself, and he thinks it’s time-consuming to slice tomatoes?

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