Using plant matter to line bamboo steaming baskets, bread bannetons, or even as a vessel for carrying food is part of each our ancestral past. We didn’t have parchment paper, paper bags, aluminum foil, or Stasher bags. We used things that could go back to the earth easily, to be digested by the microbes, animals, and fungi, to be recycled for use at a later date. The cabbage here lined the bread during proofing and baking and removed before enjoying. Its imprint weaves the past to the present and reminds us that crafting bread is a deeply interconnected practice.

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