Breaking Bread with Breadshop's Chris Sy

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In the land where every plate lunch comes with two scoops of rice, a local baker is going against the grain.

Chris Sy is the man behind Breadshop, a new pop up bakery that sells French country-style loaves. Sy has spent his career working at some of the country’s most renowned restaurants, including The French Laundry and Alinea.

With Breadshop, he's turned his attention to making quality bread unlike anything found in the islands. Sy uses a sourdough starter and finishes the loaves in a kiawe fired pizza oven.  His product is unique for Hawaii ... and has intrigued many new customers.

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The idea of Breadshop was born when Sy found himself craving a type of bread not found on the shelves in Hawaii.

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Chris Sy has big plans for Breadshop in the new year.  He hopes to launch a community supported subscription service, where you can sign up to receive a fresh loaf on a weekly basis.

For now, Sy’s bread is available at The Whole Ox Deli and The Pig And The Lady’s table at farmers’ markets.  For more information, you can visit his website at www.breadsbybreadshop.com.

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(Molly Solomon / HPR News)