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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Healthier Chicken and Waffles Recipe

If there’s anything better than fried chicken, it’s fried chicken on a waffle. (Am I right?) Comfort food meets comfort food in this soul food classic. So here’s a look at a lightened-up, healthier chicken and waffle recipe. Treat yourself to a bit of American history with this dish!

A Healthier Chicken and Waffles Recipe

Here in Nashville, waffles are about as ubiquitous as hot chicken, at least according to an article inĀ The Tennessean last year. Read More

How to Send Someone a Meal + Nashville Delivery Services

This post on how to send someone a meal is part of a series of articles on supporting new moms or loved ones. When someone’s healing, hurting or otherwise in need of care, there’s nothing like a dinner delivery. And, as this post proves, here in Nashville, you don’t even have to cook to be able to do it! Also in this series: some fascinating Instagram survey results, this roundup of freezer meal ideas and a Q & A with cookbook editor and inspiring meal-maker Amanda Waddell.

send someone a meal

Have a friend who’s been in the hospital in Nashville, but you’re states away? Want to help your sister who just had a baby at St. Thomas or Centennial, but you hate to cook? Whatever the case, there’s an easy solution to send someone a meal in Nashville. You don’t have to live in the same town, be loaded with free time or call yourself a great chef to be able to help a friend in need. Nowadays, it’s easy to send someone a meal through local delivery services! Read More

Nashville Food Bloggers

Researching Nashville food bloggers is a heartening project. In each of the URLs listed here, you’ll find a unique site, created by a particular human being, named, configured and full of posts. Some are new; some house a decade’s worth of content. There are sites with tens of thousands of followers; sites without them. And all their recipes, restaurant reviews and About pages are a fresh testament to the creativity and drive of Music City.

nashville food bloggers roundup: one great big list

Say hello to a great, big list of Nashville food bloggers!

After checking the local food blogger member directory, asking search engines and checking with you on Instagram, these are the sites I uncovered. Read More

Oven Fried Chicken: A Healthier Take on Nashville’s Hot Chicken

Meet the weeknight dinner we’ve got on repeat. This oven fried chicken offers all the appeal of crisp coating, tender meat and hot spices–but with a healthier, oven-baked spin. And if hot chicken’s not your thing, no problem! Adjust the heat factor to you.

Oven Fried Chicken: a healthy take on Nashville's classic // Go Eat Your Bread with Joy

Growing up in the Midwest, I’d never heard of hot chicken. Here in Nashville, however, it’s the stuff of legend. Read More