web analytics
Flour Costs - Forno Bravo Forum: The Wood-Fired Oven Community

Announcement

Collapse

Photo Galleries are back! Instructions below.

Dear forum users,
Thank you for your patience with the Photo galleries. We've got your galleries online!
We have finished writing a custom script to migrate the PhotoPlog to vBulletin5’s albums.

Unfortunately V-Bulletin killed the "Photoplogs" in their software upgrade which was unforeseen and we're the first development group to have written a script for getting the galleries back... that said, it took some time to reverse engineer the code and get the albums to move over seamlessly!

Forum users will be able to access their “PhotoPlog” images through their user profile page by clicking on the “Media” tab.
They will also be able to browse other albums by going to the albums page. (On the forum site, there is a link in the black bar beside “Forums” to the albums.)

In order for users to create an album please follow the steps below.
1) Go to user profile page and click “Media”
2) Click Add Photos
3) Enter Photo Gallery Title in the first field
4) Click Upload or Select from Photo Album to add photos
5) Click Post
6) Once posted, the album will be created as a “Topic” on the albums page for the public to see. The topic title will be the “Photo Gallery Title” they created before uploading their photos.


To create this migration path we used vBulletin5’s default album structure. Unfortunately, it won’t work like the “PhotoPlog” but is an album/gallery component on the forum now.
See more
See less

Flour Costs

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Flour Costs

    Take a look at the graphic in this thread!

    Professional flour: King Arthur Flour

    Like everything, expect the cost to go up! More corn (for subsidized ethanol?), less wheat production?? Fuzzy economics???
    Sharing life's positives and loving the slow food lane

  • #2
    Re: Flour Costs

    Well, it may be economics that saves us too. If wheat prices are going up so much, that's an incentive to plant more wheat. In theory, at least, that ought to bring the supply and demand back into balance and go some way toward moderating the price.

    Of course, if there are government subsidies to plant more corn, that's a problem. The political and ethical issues surrounding biofuels are tricky, but I think there's a growing awareness that we need to come up with a fuel solution that doesn't endanger the food supply. (The scientific issues are, from what I understand, less tricky--but nobody seems to care about that.)

    This all leads naturally into larger questions about our industrialized food system. Personally, I find that system distasteful in many ways, but nearly impossible to escape. Michael Pollan wrote an interesting book on the topic, which I'm sure many of you have read:

    Amazon.com: The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals: Michael Pollan: Books

    He's not pushing an agenda--at least, I don't think he is--but reading the book really brings to light the number of ethical questions we gloss over or completely ignore in the interest of convenient and (until now) cheap food.

    I'd better quit before I really start to ramble.

    Comment


    • #3
      Re: Flour Costs

      Townhall.com::What the 2008 Farm Bill Means for American Family::By Sabrina L. Schaeffer

      Go figure.

      --mr.jim
      --mr.jim
      ---------------------------------------------------------------
      The real art of conversation is not only to say the correct thing at the right time, but also to leave
      unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.
      ---------------------------------------------------------------

      Comment


      • #4
        Re: Flour Costs

        Here's a really interesting article on where some North American communities are turning for grain & flour. I am thinking of trying to make this happen in my area. Good for consumers, good for farmers and cut out the large corporations & middle guys who drive up prices, not to mention quite possibly accessing a superior product in the process!

        globeandmail.com: Growing against the grain

        Comment


        • #5
          Re: Flour Costs

          That's so cool! Strikes me that's the way to go, rather than all this streamlined globalisation stuff.

          A lot of farmers around here sell certain products directly from their farms. Eggs, potatoes, fresh fruit and veg... but no grain so far. Maybe I should ask?
          "Building a Brick oven is the most fun anyone can have by themselves." (Terry Pratchett... slightly amended)

          http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/p...pics-2610.html
          http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f9/p...nues-2991.html

          Comment

          Working...
          X