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Laiyonna

Grain Merchant (Baker)

Commodities

Apron: Protective garment worn over clothes to shield them from dirt, stains, or damage.

Apron

Containers for storing and transporting liquids such as wine, whiskey, and oil.

Barrels

Flour: Powder made by grinding grains, seeds, or roots, commonly used in baking.

Flour

Thick syrup produced during the refining of sugarcane or sugar beets, used as a sweetener and flavoring agent.

Molasses

Rope: Thick cord made by twisting or braiding strands of fibers or wire together.

Rope

Sweetening agent derived from sugarcane or sugar beets, used in food and beverages.

Sugar

Provide convenient and nutritious food options, can be easily stored and transported.

Baked Goods

Offers a lightweight and portable container for carrying or storing items, providing convenience and organization in daily tasks.

Basket

Hardware items used for hanging or securing objects.

Hooks

Cooking vessels with broad, shallow bottoms and sloping sides, used for frying, sautéing, and baking.

Pans

Cereal grain used for bread, whiskey, and animal feed.

Rye

Staple cereal grain used in baking, cooking, and brewing.

Wheat

Used as a cereal grain for food, brewing beer, and in animal feed.

Barley

A staple food item providing carbohydrates, fiber, and some essential nutrients. Can be used as a base for sandwiches, toast, or enjoyed on its own with butter or jam.

Bread

Measuring Spoons: Utensils used for measuring small amounts of ingredients in cooking or baking.

Measuring Spoons

A crunchy and savory snack often enjoyed with dips or as a standalone treat. Provides carbohydrates for energy and can be a satisfying snack option.

Pretzels

Essential seasoning and preservative for food preservation and flavor enhancement.

Salt

Yeast: Microorganism used in fermentation to leaven bread or ferment beverages.

Yeast

A grain merchant is dedicated to the importation and distribution of essential baking ingredients. They procure a variety of grains such as wheat, rye, and barley from regions known for their quality produce and supply them to colonial bakeries and mills. Grain merchants ensure a steady flow of ingredients for bakers, enabling them to create the hearty bread and decadent pastries that are beloved staples of colonial fare.

Colonists can thank grain merchants for importing essential ingredients, ensuring a steady supply for colonial bakeries to craft delicious bread and pastries.

Tools of the Trade

Grains (wheat, rye, barley)
Storage silos or bins
Packaging materials (sacks, burlap)
Labeling and branding materials (tags, stickers)
Shipping and handling equipment (scales, conveyor belts)
Grain cleaning and processing equipment (sieves, grain mill)

Sights, Smells, Sounds

Sights: Display cases filled with golden-brown loaves of bread, trays of buttery pastries adorned with sugar crystals, bakers carefully shaping dough into perfect rounds.

Smells: The warm, yeasty fragrance of rising bread dough, the sweet aroma of cinnamon drifting from freshly baked rolls, the rich scent of chocolate emanating from decadent cakes.

Sounds: The rhythmic thud of dough being kneaded, the gentle whir of mixers blending ingredients, the soft crackle of crusts as bread cools on wire racks.

Shops

Colonial Grain Supply, managed by Henry Johnson: Based in bustling Boston, Massachusetts, Colonial Grain Supply is a go-to destination for colonial bakers and mills. Managed by Henry Johnson, this establishment ensures a steady flow of essential grains to support colonial baking traditions.

Philadelphia Grain Depot, owned by Thomas Brown: Situated in the heart of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Grain Depot is a staple in the colonial grain trade. Owned by Thomas Brown, this establishment offers a reliable supply of quality grains for colonial culinary needs.

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