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Before returning home from my trip to Europe, my friend Sabino suggested I go see Princi, a London-based Milanese pastry shop. Besides having a pizza... Continue reading
Posted 6 hours ago at STIR THE POTS
When I arrived on the left coast (California), I decided to refresh my brothers sourdough that he kept in his fridge, neglected and without a... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at STIR THE POTS
Visiting London's Covent Garden, we tried a Peruvian restaurant called Lima Floral. After my previous Peruvian find back in New York City's Williamsburg, I was... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at STIR THE POTS
Hi Ben, it wasn't happening, was pretty exhausted from multiple flights in the states, moving my mum, and then family in Switzerland... Ta! Jeremy
Visiting London, after eating a terrible batch of fish'n'chips, a friend warned me about the signals that should have first raised alarms. "The peas should... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at STIR THE POTS
Below are photos of a visit to meet bakers Ben Rogers and Aidan Chapman at Bread Ahead bakery. In the process, got to meet the... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at STIR THE POTS
Wanting to try some English traditional steak, Bready Ben" suggested Hawksmoor 7 Dials. What a meal. Fully packed, we got front row at the bar... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2016 at STIR THE POTS
Here's some thoughts on a London lunch at Peter Gordon's Tapa Room. A fusion of wine bar and café, the ground floor offers a diverse... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2016 at STIR THE POTS
Tami Isaacs Pierce is a London baker who I met on Facebook three years ago. I finally got a chance to meet her in person.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2016 at STIR THE POTS
The last night in Switzerland, my sister packed me a meal, introducing me to home-baked Silserli, a relative of laugenbrötchen (or laugenstangen). It was great. Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2016 at STIR THE POTS
Switzerland borders both France and Germany. I'm a product of those two neighbors so we took a tour of the border. Eat your heart out... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2016 at STIR THE POTS
I hope you are René!!
When I arrived in Lampenberg, Switzerland to visit my sister, my sister had a container of sourdough /levain waiting for me. When I popped the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2016 at STIR THE POTS
We interviewed Sabino Spadaccino earlier this summer via email. It was a great pleasure to meet him in person. Meeting at a museum to see... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2016 at STIR THE POTS
Marie Claude, René was the real thing, he called me out in the store, tweeted me, wonderful guy and his bread is really good. Sad to say, lot's of local bakeries are closing down...
I met German baker René Knöebel at a Swiss food chain named Migro's in a village near my sisters'. He let me take photographs of... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2016 at STIR THE POTS
Daniel Strachan is a Canadian expat living pretty near my sisters and I wanted to meet the man behind the Joy of gluten blog.Though my... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2016 at STIR THE POTS
Before starting my vacation, I ordered food for a friend staying with my cats, not quite a gourmet or cook. So I ordered bagged bread... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2016 at STIR THE POTS
In this country we call it Sicilian pizza. In Italy it's known as Sfincione. I always equated it with the Americanized versions of black square... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2016 at STIR THE POTS
With coffee as my preferred morning beverage, the inability to brew at home (kitchen gas issues) has been a drag. I miss my moka! Well,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2016 at STIR THE POTS
Known as "Guillotine a Saucisson," this French kitchen tool is tailor made to cut those fabulous hardened meats like saucisson sec. So easy to work... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2016 at STIR THE POTS
Bagels are always a good thing. The Jerusalem bagel isn't boiled, it's baked. And like the Turkish ka'kak, it can be similarly sprinkled with sesame... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2016 at STIR THE POTS
There are four breweries in Connecticut. One of them, Half Full Brewery, is directly behind my mother's neighborhood in Stamford. My brother had once told... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2016 at STIR THE POTS
I gave my first test to a batch of acorn bread, shared recently here by Barbara. Having ordered the acorn flour online, it arrived early... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2016 at STIR THE POTS
The painter and his family, Karlshrue 1966 The introduction to this blog has a story relating to my dad's cooking in Paris. It's also a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2016 at STIR THE POTS