Old World Artisan Bread Company
Recently my kitchen has been stocked full with gluten-free breads from a local, Atlanta bakery, Old World Artisan Bread Company. Owner and founder, Thomas Sergio, began his career baking gluten-filled breads and bagels, but has realized there is a need for yummy, gluten-free breads in the Atlanta area. Sergio has done just that and developed a recipe that is flavorful, texturally bread-like, and more importantly, perfect for sandwiches, grilled cheese and even French toast. Prepare to wow your friends, as they won’t know this bread is gluten-free. (Nor will they be overcome by a weird after taste, either!)
I have been enjoying the gluten-free whole grains bread for lunch in a variety of ways. Grilled cheese is hard to resist on a lazy Saturday afternoon, but I must admit, my favorite combination is Old World’s bread toasted and topped with peanut butter and homemade jam. I never get tired of peanut butter, thank goodness! I know it’s not fancy, but it’s so good. And, it takes truly delicious bread for me to forego my rice cakes and use GF bread.
Old World’s cinnamon raisin muffins are particularly delicious when enjoyed with cream cheese and jam. A perfect afternoon snack or morning breakfast. Just heat the muffins a little in the oven, slice in half and let the cream cheese work its magic. I prefer this combination to a thick, gluten-free bagel anyways. (Gluten-free bagels involve way too much chewing for my liking.)
I always keep soup, stews and chili in the freezer for a quick weeknight dinner, so last week, I enjoyed leftover beef chili (made by David), Brussels sprouts, and an Old World dairy-free, gluten-free dinner roll. These rolls taste delicious with honey or butter and made the dinner more filling. I just love corn bread or a roll with soup. (It makes me feel more normal.)
Final Verdict: Old World Artisan’s gluten-free offerings are not to be missed and even gluten eaters will enjoy these products. Buy a variety and store extras in the freezer. Stay tuned for more info on their gluten-free hamburger buns.
Check out Old World’s gluten-free offerings on their website. You can find Sergio’s gluten-free products at Return to Eden (Atlanta) and Atlantis Natural Foods (Dunwoody).