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It's autumn, reminding me that rye is a flavor tailored for cooler weather and the warm sensuality of charcuterie! Wanting a fresh loaf to enjoy... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at STIR THE POTS
With a Tiramisu planned for a workplace party, I realized we had none of the requisite mascarpone, that wonderful triple-creme Italian cheese. But like ricotta,... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at STIR THE POTS
Last summer, my buddy Filippo Drago gifted me with bags of Bio Antichi Ricetta Flour. Having used most of it, I used the last bit... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at STIR THE POTS
Doughnut, krapfen, or graffe, whatever they're named are, to me, air balls. At their best, anyways, they are playful, cheerful treats. Welcoming both play and... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2015 at STIR THE POTS
Even though I've attended many inspiring classes with great bakers and chefs, I never thought of myself as ever becoming a teacher, myself. But recently... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2015 at STIR THE POTS
Nothing beats home-made spaghetti and meatballs. Usually I satiate any cravings for it by cooking my mother's version, a dish she seasons with parsley, garlic,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2015 at STIR THE POTS
I first was introduced to baker Ben Rogers by Vincent Talleu. The two of them had baked together in England. Since then I have enjoyed... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2015 at STIR THE POTS
Since starting a classic "bagnetto lievito madre," I wanted to jump straight into trying a panettone. Once the mail delivered me molds along with some... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2015 at STIR THE POTS
Here's a batch of cornetti I made that were inspired by baker Ian Lowes' Instagram feed. Ian now favors a French croissant-style , verus the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2015 at STIR THE POTS
Hankering for a burger and some nice buns, I decided to use foie gras I had leftover from a recently-made torchon. Here's a pictorial recipe... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2015 at STIR THE POTS
Often used for sweet breads (like Panettone), here's a technique I had seen Beesham Soogrim try. And more recently, baking writer Sam Fromartz brought it... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2015 at STIR THE POTS
Revisiting some of Ian Lowe's formulas, I tried some of his croissants using a liquid levain. Between good sourdough and a clear read of Ian's... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2015 at STIR THE POTS
With some spare potatoes from home-made potato dumplings, cherry tomatoes from my mom's garden and some sourdough, I whipped up a Focaccia Barese. It's a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2015 at STIR THE POTS
I met baker Louis Lamour through Facebook's "Universal Bread" page. He has an interesting background, coming to the food world after first spending years in... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2015 at STIR THE POTS
Hi Moyer, Just got it! Grazie! Jeremy
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I wrote a previous post about baking a Sicilian Pane Nero. The last batch was a bit dense. Wanting to give it another try, this... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2015 at STIR THE POTS
Though I associate these potato dumplings with Oktoberfest, I decided late September was a good time to make a batch at home. I enjoyed these... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2015 at STIR THE POTS
Lafah bread is the perfect wrapping for mezze and appetizers - or anything that makes a sandwich. Here are some photos of how me and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2015 at STIR THE POTS
Below are photos from a dinner hosted by my friend Domenico while visiting him in Rome. What a meal! Ranging from marvelous speck to sublime... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2015 at STIR THE POTS
Spending the weekend at my mom's house, taking advantage of late summer sweet white corn, we made humitas. Cousin to tamales, humitas are corn cakes... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2015 at STIR THE POTS
Selinunte is a Greek archaeological site in Sicily. Visiting it with my friend, Castelvetrano miller and baker Filippo Drago, he proudly pointed out that it... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2015 at STIR THE POTS
Below are photos of Sicilian miller Filippo Drago, along with Esmeralda Spitaleri and Jacopo Nardo, a wonderful couple from Northern Italy I met while touring... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2015 at STIR THE POTS