The Only Way to Make Bread

The Only Way to Make Bread is a beautiful story that is filled with love and diversity. Get ready to break bread together and read this great book that truly warms your heart.
~ Momma Braga


A delicious exploration of all kinds of breads, from sourdough to bannock to bao, that will tickle your taste buds and warm your heart.

What’s the only way to make bread?
You might use white flour in your bread, or whole wheat flour or corn flour.
You might use water or milk, maybe an egg or two.
You’ll use a handful of this, a dash of that, a bit of this and a splash of that.
Some dough will rise, some dough will bubble. Sometimes it will be sticky, sometimes it will be shaggy.
What’s the only way to make bread?
Your way!


The Only Way to Make Bread is a delightful children’s story that warms up your heart. A celebration of bread that can be found on the tables of many homes and cultures. There is no exact way how to make your bread but the story tells us that your way is the way that was made just for you. We could not agree more.

Truly a beautiful celebration of culture, family and best of all love.

For this #MelAndNikkiReview, we give The Only Way to Make Bread 5 Papo Secos (Portuguese Rolls) out of 5! We loved reading this book as bread was a staple item at our Portuguese dinner table, especially growing up. It is amazing how bread can bring people together and bring so many fond memories (especially delicious ones)! We loved how the author expressed the ways of making bread and how the best way to make it is your way. Full of love, family and mouthwatering words that truly make you want to break or make bread.

Make sure to check out the back of the book for some great bread recipes too! If you would like to purchase The Only Way to Make Bread (bread not included) ;), click here.

About the Author

Cristina Quintero is a first-generation Colombian-Canadian of both Afro-Colombian and Indigenous-Colombian descent. As a child of immigrants, she understands the importance of stories that go beyond trauma and struggle and instead highlight the everyday joy that is created within immigrant communities. She grew up in a neighbourhood where one mama filled in for another, so while it was not always easy, her childhood was always delicious. Thus was born her lifelong love of food and ideas about community-building through food.

Sarah Gonzales is a Filipino-Canadian illustrator born in Saudi Arabia and raised in Canada. Sarah has been drawing ever since she can remember and has never stopped; she eventually went to the Alberta College of Art and Design, where she focused on illutration and design. Sarah lives in Montreal.

Until next time…Happy Parenting!

~Momma Braga

*Please note that this book was provided in exchange of an honest review. All opinions expressed are our own.

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