“A Story of Bread and Love”

I’m a couple of days late on this, but my story about Calgary Italian Bakery – and the charming Bontorin family who operate it – appeared in Friday’s Swerve Magazine. Luigi Bontorin came to Calgary in the 1950s, married his landlady’s daughter, and the two of them founded the business in 1962. Now, a half century later, the place is more a bread factory than a traditional bakery but there is a kind of mechanical alchemy about the operation.

Find the story, and George Webber’s fine photographs, here.