Part 3 From Bath we visited Glastonbury on our way to the Cotswolds for a few days. On the way there we happened upon Bread & Beyond and of course couldn’t just pass it by. We managed to actually not purchase more bread that we couldn’t possibly consume but had a nice chat with the…Details
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Part 2 Hearing of our bread interests, our waiter one evening suggested breakfast at Sally Lunn’s. Sally Lunn baked for the local abbey in Bath from her home which is now the oldest residence in town. The old kitchen in the basement is now a wonderful mini museum. …Details
Part 1 Denyce and I celebrated 20 years of nuptial bliss with a trip to England. As with many of our travels, this one is also morphing into something of a bread themed adventure. Amazing how that happens. The whole of the U.K. has enjoyed an amazing bread renaissance over the past several years. I…Details
Making Bread Together, by Emmanuel Hadjiandreou This bread baking cook book should be in every home where there are children. It’s designed for adults and children to bake together, or for older children to bake with little assistance from adults. Emmanuel Hadjiandreou invites kids into the kitchen so they, too, can discover the joy of…Details
Thanks to our friend, Pam, for introducing us to this traditional Italian Holiday bread. We love it! We were going to bake it together, but because of a snow storm, we had to remain in our separate kitchens, while consulting over the phone. Here is the recipe we used. We liked the overnight starting, since…Details
Picking up a new book that’s captured your imagination and attention is like opening a present. The way it smells, the way it feels to hold in your hand, to turn the pages, to take in the information and expand your knowledge in some way is exciting. And excited is how we feel about the…Details
Is There Hope For The Gluten-Sensitive Bread Lover? In this article the author, Liza Saturley, discusses the gluten intolerance issue and how it relates to bread. It shows how the use of heirloom varieties of wheat, home (or stone) milling, and natural sourdough starter leavening may offer bread consumption hope to gluten sensitive people. What…Details
Last week we found an interesting recipe for Pumpkin Ale Bread on the web and we were intrigued. Hey, it’s Fall. Pumpkins are out there. Were people making beer from them and selling that? What if a good quick-bread could truly be made with the resulting pumpkin ale? Could we find said ale locally, or…Details
Just before Thanksgiving, my wife Denyce and I were lucky enough to be invited to merry old England to meet with and video award-winning artisan baker, Emmanuel Hadjiandreou. We filmed him non-stop for three days at the School of Artisan Foods in Nottinghamshire where he now teaches. Emmanuel made wheat breads, barm breads, rye breads,…Details
Need gift ideas for the bread baker or aspiring bread baker in your life? We put together a collection of some of our favorite and most popular items that might do the job. They’re featured in the following video or you can view the entire collection here. The starter kits offer 10% off the price…Details
I just posted a couple new videos chronicling my adventures with baking bread while camping this summer.
Not a camper? No problem. I think new bakers may take some inspiration from how simple it can be to turn out decent sourdough bread.
The Kneading Conference, held in Maine for the past several years, is fun and highly informative. Denyce and I skipped this summer’s event but very much enjoyed the two prior years. Now the food savvy Northwest has invited the Maine folks to help them organize the first Kneading Conference West which will take place in Mount Vernon,…Details