This Pumpkin Bread Pudding Recipe Is Easier Than Pie

August First at Home is a series where we’ll share original recipes that make the most of our fresh – or, sometimes day old – bread and pastries.    With the fall of the first leaf everything becomes the pumpkin spice version of itself. Lattes. Candles. Even SPAM gets the spiced treatment. Our pastry case is no exception. While it doesn’t entirely transform into a pumpkin spice patch, it does […]

Mushroom Foraging in Vermont with August First Bakery

“If you don’t see any mushrooms, just stop, stand still, and look.” I remembered this advice from an experienced forager as I brushed off the frustration of an empty-handed foray into a patch of woods in Hinesburg with Phil last week. I took a pause, softened my gaze, and looked around the forest floor. Almost immediately a log, lush with fresh pear-shaped puffballs, appeared before my eyes. I bent down […]

An Insider’s Guide to Burlington, Vermont For Under $10

Burlington, Vermont is not exactly a metropolis, but it is a bustling city. The streets buzz with bikes as soon as the sun peeks over the mountains. The espresso machines across town fire up well before that. There are even a few honks here and there. Vermont’s biggest city spoils its residents with mountainous views, coffee shops, lip-licking local food and treasure troves of vintage stores. It’s been noted as […]

August First on the Road: Coffee in Vietnam

August First on the Road is a new series where we’ll follow Jodi and Phil on their adventures beyond the bakery and RV trips far from the restaurant. Grab a snack and buckle up!   Jodi’s last dispatch from Vietnam arrives in my inbox early Wednesday morning. “Coffee!” the subject line appropriately exclaims. The e-mail is not a personal reminder from Jodi to me to fuel up for the day, but […]

August First on the Road: Breakfast in Vietnam

August First on the Road is a new series where we’ll follow Jodi and Phil on their adventures beyond the bakery and RV trips far from the restaurant. Grab a snack and buckle up! “Have you seen Jodi’s breakfast?” Phil, with an egg sandwich in hand, asks me in the August First kitchen. “I just saw what looks like fish rice pudding,” I say, enveloped in the familiar scent of sizzling […]

August First on the Road: Jodi in Vietnam

August First on the Road is a new series where we’ll follow Jodi and Phil on their adventures beyond the bakery and RV trips far from the restaurant. Grab a snack and buckle up! “I’m currently sitting in a tiny cafe in an alley,” Jodi writes us. “I’m eating my first fish bánh mi, which is absolutely delicious. The fish is stewed, and  slightly sweet. I’ll send more details and […]

No Laptops, No Wi-Fi: How One Cafe Fired Up Sales

VPR – Customers chat, read the paper and order sandwiches and espresso drinks at the counter of August First Bakery & Cafe in Burlington, Vt., but there’s something different here. Where there used to be the familiar glow of laptop screens and the clicking of keyboards, now the devices are banned.

Burlington bakery peddles by pedal

Burlington Free press – “Fresh bread for sale! Fresh bread from August First Bakery! All organic baked goods brought to you by bicycle!”