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I like eating lasagna. Making it? It's okay. My latest effort was a vegetable one and - no boasting (okay, I am boasting) it was... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at STIR THE POTS
Yes Yaya, it was the Atelier du pain, but this is his country levain..
Toggle Commented Oct 16, 2016 on Chad Robertson Country at STIR THE POTS
Recently I watched San Francisco Baking Institute video class with Chad Robertson. Along with telling stories, he made one bread. I finally got the man's... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2016 at STIR THE POTS
Not quite satisfied with my last efforts with one hundred percent butter brioche from Ian Lowe, I made a couple to increase portion size and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2016 at STIR THE POTS
A big thanks to the maven of grain, Barbara Elisi Carraciolo who schlepped sacks of flour to Michigan and mailed them to me. While I... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2016 at STIR THE POTS
Download L'enologo Volgare Last summer visiting Sicily, I met wine maker Jacopo Nardi and his girlfriend, baker Esmeralda Spitaleri. I've invited him to tell us... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2016 at STIR THE POTS
I have loads of sourdough in my fridge at home. At work I have none. So I decided to reverse engineer Ian Lowe's pizza Napoletano... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2016 at STIR THE POTS
Final meal in London was at Peter Gordon's The Providores. Above his The Tapa Room, its delicious menu brought me back to my first visit... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2016 at STIR THE POTS
Ottolenghi is renowned as a high-end food chain with several London locations. Opened by Israeli chef and author Yotam Ottolenghi, its popularity make reservations a... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2016 at STIR THE POTS
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 Sep 27, 2016 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 Sep 25, 2016 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 Sep 24, 2016 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
Toggle Commented Sep 23, 2016 on Fish'n Chips - Summer Trip Post #11 at STIR THE POTS
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 Sep 22, 2016 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 Sep 20, 2016 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