American Pies: From The Boise Co-op's Ovens To The Thanksgiving Table

Nov 26, 2019

On any given day, nearly 500 items come from the ovens of the Boise Co-op bakery. But it's all hands on deck when it comes to Thanksgiving — as Co-op bakers push out a steady stream of pies, cakes, cookies and much more, from well before sunrise to deep into the evening.

Founded in 1973, the Boise Co-op now boasts a community of more than 31,000 co-owners.

In the midst of all of the mouth-watering madness, baker-in-chief Jacqueline McDonald gave Morning Edition host George Prentice a behind-the-scenes tour of one of the busiest kitchens in Boise.


“Everything from brioche to scones, muffins, cookies, cakes, pies, bars, brownies, quick breads, you name it. On any given day, small to large, you could see up to 500 products coming out every day.”

Find reporter George Prentice on Twitter @georgepren

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