Bejeweled Bread and What To Do With It

Bread doesn’t have to be perfect and from an artisanal bakery to make a perfect sandwich, but perfect bread can elevate plain ingredients—like radishes and butter—to the sublime. This is certainly the case with Orwashers raisin walnut pumpernickel bread. Founded on the Upper East Side in 1916, Orwashers bakery has a place in my own personal New York City history. I lived on E. 78th and 2nd Avenue in my first and only solo apartment, and Orwashers was one block away.

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