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Micro-bakeries are raising the bar for bread

Freshly baked Epi

Artisan bakeries have been a trend for so many years that they’re not a trend anymore – they’re simply where we go to look for great bread. But even though the idea of artisan bread has been around for some time now, that doesn’t mean that it is widely available. In large cities – especially places with very strong foodie traditions – you’ll find more ... Read More »

Healthy Bread in Five Minutes a Day

Healthy Bread in Five Minutes a Day

It was just a few years ago when home bakers discovered the technique of baking artisan breads at home with almost no kneading and less than five minutes of work. There were many cookbooks put out on the topic, including a book called Artisan Bread in Five Minutes A Day by Jeff Hertzberg MD and Zoe Francois. That same pair has now expanded on that ... Read More »

No Knead Whole Wheat Honey Sandwich Bread

Whole Wheat Honey Sandwich Bread

Homemade bread is a wonderful thing to make and to keep around the house, but there are several things that keep us from baking bread as often as we might like. The first thing is time. It can take a couple of hours to take a loaf from start to finish and, while we might have time on the weekends, this rules it out for ... Read More »

Baking Artisan Bread

Baking Artisan Bread

Bread-baking is a subject that you can never have too many books about. It’s a skill that can take a lot of time and feel to fully develop, even if the basics are simple. This is especially true if your goal is to try and replicate some of the top artisanal loaves in your home kitchen. Baking Artisan Bread: 10 Expert Formulas for Baking Better ... Read More »

How to pick a good baguette in Paris

Good Baguette

It seems like there are several boulangeries, or bakeries, on every block in Paris selling baguettes and other types of breads. Sandwich shops and some cafes, many of which look just like bakeries themselves, also sell baguettes and baguette sandwiches. So how can you pick a good one? In part, it’s a crap shoot because there are just so many out there, but there are ... Read More »

No-Knead White Bread

No-Knead Pot Bread, interior

Bread baking is perceived as being a very time-consuming and tricky process, with yeast, flour, proofing and shaping to contend with. This is why the concept of low-maintenance “no-knead” bread is so appealing. I tend to think that bread making only seems time consuming because of the long rises, not the few minutes of kneading dough, but I’m always up for a recipe that is ... Read More »

Local Breads: Sourdough and Whole-Grain Recipes from Europe’s Best Artisan Bakers

The title Local Breads: Sourdough and Whole-Grain Recipes from Europe’s Best Artisan Bakers didn’t sit quite right with me at first. I don’t live in Europe and any bread recipe from Europe is certainly not one that is going to be “local” for me. But the title reveals more on second thought. The book is about bringing local specialty breads to you, making global recipes ... Read More »

Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day

Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day

Some say that necessity is the mother of invention, and in many cases this is true. But convenience – and laziness, as it could even be put – can certainly be a key part of the process, as in “I need to work less hard to get what I want.” This just might be the kind of thinking that inspired Artisan Bread in Five Minutes ... Read More »

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