Saturday, March 13, 2010

French bread spiked with LSD in CIA experiment

And I always thought it was ergot that contaminated the rye flour causing the town to go mad.

"A 50-year mystery over the 'cursed bread' of Pont-Saint-Esprit, which left residents suffering hallucinations, has been solved after a writer discovered the US had spiked the bread with LSD as part of an experiment. In 1951, a quiet, picturesque village in southern France was suddenly and mysteriously struck down with mass insanity and hallucinations. At least five people died, dozens were interned in asylums and hundreds afflicted."

Not for the faint of heart.To read the entire article

Monday, March 8, 2010

Photo Request

In the last section of the book I'm working on, I'd like to include a photo gallery. I am looking for interesting/unique/informative/unusual/quirky photos of ovens and or any bread related activities. The photo shown in this post is one that I'd like to use, but I can't find the person who took the picture to ask for permission to include it in Bread Earth and Fire, and I need permission to use photos.
If you have some photos you've taken to share, then I might want to include them, and you'll be given full credit.
 Portable Oven

Please send photos to:
Stu Silverstein

Many thanks
Stu aka Breadhunter