Sourdough Spelt Loaf

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I’m usually not one to post sourdough recipes, because so much of sourdough baking is a feeling — not a formula. You need to know your starter, your environment, the way even the slightest shift in the weather can impact the final product. This is a guide for a simple loaf you can start in…… Continue reading Sourdough Spelt Loaf

Sourdough: Beginnings

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Like most things one does in one’s early 20s, I took for granted my first kitchen job. I worked in the pastry department of a restaurant with a whole animal program, a commitment to using local produce so serious it prevented them from putting sliced tomatoes on their hamburgers in winter, and a pair of…… Continue reading Sourdough: Beginnings

No-Knead Artisan Bread

The day I learned to make this no-knead artisan bread, everything changed for me. Suddenly it was perfectly legitimate to spend a Saturday morning waiting anxiously for a perfect round boule to cool before splitting it in half and spending an hour in the library slathering it with endless combinations of butter, jam, and honey,…… Continue reading No-Knead Artisan Bread