The smell and taste of Reher’s Bakery’s specialty “bump” and “smooth” rolls, challah, and rye breads drew in customers for nearly a century. At the Reher Center, we preserve, sample, and celebrate the diverse food traditions of our region, past and present.
Reher Rolls Revival
Sunday, March 14th
11AM-1PM rolls pick-up at Reher Center, 3 PM program via Zoom
On Sunday, March 14th The Reher Center honored the tradition of Sunday bread pick-ups at Reher's Bakery with a two-part event to benefit the Reher Center and People's Place, a food pantry in Kingston.
From 11am-1pm participants drove by to pick up a variety bag of donated rolls (or had them delivered!), and shared the opportunity to socially-distance gather under the tent outside Reher Center, with music from the Ancient Order of Hibernian’s Pipe and Drum Band.
From 3-4pm participants joined a Zoom conversation with former Reher Bakery customers Eli Basch, Chuck Jackson, Emmy Hastings, Mike Rice, Karen Pillsworth, and Dan Reinhard to reminisce and do a taste-test. Lcal baker JT Pinna and Culinary Institute of America Alumna Josie Waisbrot discussed plans to use these memories and insights to recreate the recipe for Rehers rolls.