Inara Strungs is a Latvian Australian who writes contemporary fiction and nonfiction, with her previously published novel being Sunstone. She has qualifications in medicine and pathology, and a BA (with a major in German and honours in English). She works as a pathologist and lives in Brisbane with her partner and teenage daughter.
Inara’s interest in local history and in her parents’ unique enterprise (and a tendency to hoard and preserve old things) prompted her to research the area and the bakery and gather recollections from her family.
Long ago, in 1918, a small traditional bakery was built in the inner city suburb of Waterloo, Sydney. This was well before the tower blocks, the ice addicts, the trendy new apartments and the fashionable restaurants.
This illustrated book explores what the secret of the Elma bakery bread actually was.