Meet Joe Gomez, Who Sells Sourdough in Nashville

Here in Nashville, Joe Gomez is a full-time filmmaker who’s also a hobbyist baker, selling sourdough loaves from his kitchen in town. Keep reading to hear his thoughts on feeding people, scaling up sourdough bakes, working in Music City and, whether making movies or baking bread, what advice he has to offer on pursuing creative work.

Meet Joe Gomez, Nashville sourdough baker / Go Eat Your Bread with Joy
Joe’s freshly baked sourdough loaves. Photo used with permission from Joe Gomez

If you’re a sourdough baker, from Nashville, working in a creative field or otherwise curious about any of those things, you’ll love reading this interview with Joe Gomez.

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Meet Nashville Sourdough Baker William Kruse of Goldfinch Bakery

If you live in Nashville and shop either Produce Place or Whole Foods, you’ve probably seen the artisan loaves of sourdough that feature 615 (our area code) in flour on the tops. These locally made breads are an example of the work of William Kruse, a Nashville sourdough baker with more than two decades of experience. Come learn more about him here!

Meet Nashville Sourdough Baker William Kruse of Goldfinch Bakery / Go Eat Your Bread with Joy
a loaf of the signature 615 sourdough from Goldfinch Bakery, purchased at the Green Hills Whole Foods Market in Nashville

While I was gathering feedback from experienced sourdough bread bakers for the last Q + A, Nashville sourdough bakery William Kruse of Goldfinch Bakery was kind enough to give me his thoughts, too. What I love about his perspective is the breadth of experience–he’s been baking sourdough since before there was Google! Based off Trousdale Road in South Nashville, his bakery, Goldfinch Bakery, specializes in locally made, naturally fermented breads. Kruse says he uses minimal ingredients, slow-process fermentation and wild yeast.

So if you’ve ever wondered what a professional sourdough baker–one with products in Music City’s own grocery stores–would have to teach you, you’ll love scrolling through this interview as much as I did. Keep reading below!

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How to Help the Hungry in Nashville This Giving Tuesday

Today, on the seventh annual Giving Tuesday, we are surrounded by opportunities to help the hungry in Nashville. The best part is, you don’t have to have deep pockets. Even the smallest donation, a single volunteer hour or a collected can of pennies is something. Below, consider some specific ways you can help the hungry here in town, simply by sharing what you have.

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1. Participate in the Mrs. Cheap Penny Drive.

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Nashville Makers Gift Guide for Food Lovers

Say you want to send friends a little piece of Nashville. Or you like to shop local. Or, you’re from anywhere else, but you appreciate handmade goods. Whatever the case, if you’re looking for some gift ideas that showcase Music City’s best, here’s a Nashville makers’ gift guide! In it, you’ll find beautiful products made right in town (mostly with a food theme.)

 

nashville makers gift guide

If there’s one thing Nashville’s not short on, it’s creative talent.Read More

Upcoming Event: Brunch & Bloodys November 10

Hey, food lovers in Nashville, mark your calendar for an event this coming Saturday, November 10! Nashville Lifestyles is hosting Brunch & Bloodys at the historic Union Station Hotel, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. The event will feature small bites from local restaurants. Tickets are $30 in advance.

Brunch & Bloodys Nashville
Photo provided by Nashville Lifestyles, who’s hosting the Saturday event

The only thing better than a morning of brunch bites from Nashville restaurants is a morning of brunch bites from Nashville restaurants in the idyllic setting of Union Station Hotel. Originally built to serve as Music City’s rail station in 1900, this legendary landmark joined the Marriott Autograph Collection of hotels in 2012. It completed a full renovation in 2016. And next weekend, it’s the setting for Brunch & Bloody’s, a fun food event hosted by Nashville Lifestyles. Come enjoy a morning of brunch bites from local restaurants, from¬†True Food Kitchen to Butchertown Hall! If you buy tickets ahead of time, they’re $30; otherwise, they’re $40 at the door.Read More

50 Things to Do in Nashville This Fall

The great thing about October in Tennessee is that fall’s just getting started. So why not savor the season with these 50 enjoyable things to do in Nashville this year!¬†From walking the trails at Radnor to visiting a local pumpkin patch, here are some fun fall ideas to try before winter comes.

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