by Sarah Barber
Thus, it was with a mixture of curiosity and horror that I read about a strange new automated bread dispenser—made by Aldi Sud, a discount supermarket in Germany—in this morning's Wall Street Journal. I've long been aware that European bread-making is an art, so it concerns me that a company claims it can produce "freshly baked bread" in minutes. I'm not the only one concerned, thank goodness. The article suggests that the German Bakers' Federation will pursue legal action, and hopefully regulate the language surrounding my beloved flour creations.