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Calgary baker makes pita bread a hit with Albertans

Calgary baker makes pita bread a hit with Albertans

People had ‘no idea’ what to do with pitas 40 years ago, but Byblos Bakery now makes 1.8 million a week

Reading Time: 2 minutes Calgary’s Byblos Bakery has found the sweet spot: consumer-pleasing quality, a diverse product line, efficient production, and rigorous food safety. The bakery produces 18,000 pita bread per hour, 20 hours per day, five days a week. But things were much different in 1975, when George Daklala first introduced Albertans to pita bread. “When we first […] Read more

different types of bread on display

VIDEO: The many definitions of bread

Reading Time: < 1 minute Bread is on one hand one of the world’s most common foods, but on the other hand one of the most varied. In this video, staff at the Canadian International Grains Institute (Cigi) talk about the different types of bread around the world, and how they work with customers to determine the best type of […] Read more



Price of bread, pasta on the rise

Reading Time: 3 minutes Prices for U. S. bread and pasta are up nearly 10 per cent from last year, even as the price of wheat used to make the products has fallen 60 per cent from a record high set a year ago. And while prices have levelled off in recent months, they are not likely to fall […] Read more