Before you get to know the Bobäó»s Red Mill business, you need to meet the man behind itäóîBob Moore. You’ll recognize his friendly face on the companyäó»s products, and if you ever visit their mill, Whole Grains Store, or Visitoräó»s Center, you might even get to meet the man himself. Bobäó»s Values For over three decades, Bob has been committed to providing people everywhere with the best quality foods available. His passion for health and belief in taking care of one another is as strong today as it was when he first started the business with his wife, Charlee, all those years ago. Bob plays a fundamental role in the daily operations of the business and his enthusiasm and ‘honest-to-goodness’ approach are shared with every one of his employees. It’s this passion for providing the very best nutritional whole grains that has helped make us the leading name in health foods across the country. The Bob & Charlee Story Bob and Charlee met on a blind date in 1952. Twenty-six years later they founded Bobäó»s Red Mill together as a labor of love. It was Charlee who first inspired the coupleäó»s whole grain adventure when, in early 1960s, she decided to create a healthier life for her family by feeding them wholesome, natural foodsäóîfruits, vegetables, beans, and whole grains. Charlee was a fixture in the original Bobäó»s Red Mill store, which quickly gained a loyal following in the local community. She took on many roles in the early days, including packaging products by hand. To this day, Bob and Charlee still love to spend time at the Whole Grain store. You can often find them there, chatting with shoppers or enjoying a healthy breakfast. Their passion for whole grains today is as strong as ever. Bob recalls their early beginnings fondly: The first whole grain loaf of bread that came out of my wife Charleeäó»s oven on our five acre farm back in the 60s was the most delicious loaf of bread I can ever remember smelling and eating. Proudly Employee-Owned Just imagine showing up for work one day as a company employee and leaving as an owner. That dream came true for the employees at Bobäó»s Red Mill on Bobäó»s 81st birthday. Rather than receiving gifts, he decided to give his greatest gift awayäóîhis business. Bob surprised all his employees by giving them total ownership of Bob’s Red Mill through an Employee Stock Ownership Program (ESOP). For those who know Bob, it’s yet another example of his kind-hearted generosity. As Bob puts it “It was just the right thing to do. I have people that have worked with me for over 30 years and each and every one of them deserve this.äóť You can rest assured that every Bob’s Red Mill employee is committed to sourcing, milling, testing, packaging, labeling and selling the finest products available. After all, it is their business. At Chelsea Market, we personally love the philosophy of this amazing company: It’s so obvious, it’s not. That thing you make – That thing you love – It should be a good thing. After all, isn’t that the point? Isn’t that why we’re here? To help one another. To add something. To make folks a little happier, a little healthier for doing what you do? We are Bob’s Red Mill Natural Foods. Good Food for All. The Red Milläó»s Beginnings Bob’s journey began in the mid ’60s after coming across a book about an old stone-grinding flour mill. Unable to shake his vision of operating a flour mill that provided healthy and nutritious food, Bob tirelessly searched for his own set of usable millstones. With a little time and persistence, Bob and his wife found several sets of millstones and began their first mill in Redding, California. In 1978 the couple left the mill and retired to Oregon City, but fate stepped in one afternoon when Bob came across an old mill that was for sale. A few months later, Bobäó»s Oregon City based mill was producing stone ground flours and cereals for local customers. They enjoyed much success until 1988, when an arsonistäó»s fire tragically destroyed the building. Never one to back away from a challenge, Bob worked to build the business again from scratch, creating the Bobäó»s Red Mill you know and love today. Preserving Nutrition Through Tradition To make superb whole grain flour, no modern technology can match the Old World engineering of a stone mill. The companyäó»s beautiful stone grinding mills are much like the ones used during early Roman times. Unlike high-speed steel rollers, their quartz millstones ensure the most nutritious parts of the whole grain remain, so they can pack wholesome goodness right into your bag. Because the millstones grind at a slow speed and cool temperature, the inherent nutrients and flavor of their grains are preserved, a production ‘secret’ that allows them to seal in the freshness and bring you wholesome, quality foods, just as nature intended. Bob’s Red Mill – Come Visit! Today, the companyäó»s spacious facilities in Milwaukie, Oregon include the 325,000 sq ft headquarters, laboratory, and manufacturing plant and their 127,000 sq ft distribution center! There they produce thousands of products each dayäóîall with the same good, old-fashioned and simple techniques their customers have come to love and trust since the companyäó»s beginning. TAKE A TOUR The Whole Grain Store Come see the whole grain magic making for yourself in Milwaukie, where you can tour the Mill, shop at the Whole Grain Store & Bakery, and eat at the company Restaurant! Youäó»ll be able to eat some of their delicious whole grain products, see their historical milling equipment and the modern factory in action. You might even see Bob there enjoying a bowl of oatmeal, visiting with customers, or playing piano.
Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Tapioca Flour 680g
Tapioca flour, also known as tapioca starch, is a starchy white flour that has a slight sweet flavor to it. Tapioca flour is an alternative to traditional wheat flours and has a variety of uses in baking. The flour is made from the starch extracted from the South American cassava plant. When the roots have fully developed, they are harvested and processed to remove toxins. The starch is then extracted from the root by a repeated process of washing and pulping the mixture, then separating off the liquid. Tapioca flour helps bind gluten free recipes and improves the texture of baked goods. Tapioca helps add crispness to crusts and chew to baked goods. Tapioca flour is an extremely smooth flour, which makes for a great thickener in sauces, pies and soups since it never discolors and contains no discernible taste or smell. It can also be used to replace corn starch (use 2 Tbsp tapioca flour for each 1 Tbsp corn starch). Moreover, it never coagulates or separates when refrigerated or frozen. Use in combination with other gluten free flours for best results.
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