03 8 / 2012
When Craig Silverstein joined Khan Academy, he brought a few traditions with him from his Google days. The most delicious one is bread. It is homemade - or rather office-made - fresh every week. The sweet baked bread aroma wafts through our office and lures us to pounce at the perfectly crunchy crust and pillowy insides time and again.
Check out our pouncing skillz the first week:
Over time, this baked bread tradition has become more and more elaborate, with not just butter to accompany the main staple, but peanut butter, Nutella, and even BBQ sauce (Matt) partnering with the yummy treat.
There was a bread scare when Craig announced he was going on vacation, but luckily Chefmaster Hu stepped up to fill Craig’s shoes. And boy has he filled them!
With interns this summer, we are now doing double loaves, and have added freshly made butter (thank you Emily!), and fresh squeezed lemonade (thank you Tom and Arun!).
Like Craig, David kicks off the weekly ritual by strolling around the office with the bread to really makes us salivate after the wafting scent before we can dive in, and then announces in a booming voice: “BREAD!!!”
Tom’s expression says it all - we may have fun with a lot of things here at Khan Academy, but we’re serious about our bread.