The red and blue of a neon Open sign stands out well against the gray, rainy sky over Cleveland Heights on a recent weekday. Zoss, The Swiss Baker has called this home for 23 years, and things look to me just as they did almost exactly five years ago.
At that time, I had just started my new chapter in Cleveland, after working as a correspondent for Switzerland’s public broadcaster.
And when in a new place, it can help to find wisdom from people who can relate to our experience.
That’s what led me to Kurt and Barbara Zoss before. The reason I sought out the bakers Zoss again on this day is because they’ve decided to close this fixture of Cleveland Heights on March 30.
I’m literally just baking a loaf of bread and talking about something journalism-related. In this episode: Irish Gingerbread, a quick bread.
I tell a quick story about stumbling into a G8 protest in Dublin after college, and getting my first taste of being a real journalist.Continue reading “Baking Journalist: Irish Gingerbread”