Thanks. I love the arc of this game, going from a village to a city-state to a kingdom, and then eventually to an empire. Epic. I can't wait until we see rivals.
I run large surpluses of wheat and my food need stays low. I tried running surpluses on food, but they just won't do it. Just up the surplus value relatively slowly, they will overproduce like hell if you aren't careful. My 1600 pop capital has a food need of 89 with a wheat surplus of 2000. I don't know how many bakeries you really need, but it seems to make a large difference how you place them relative to your farms and storehouses. I'm still playing with layouts though.