Thursday, February 5, 2009
Bread, bread, and more bread!
At this point, I'm sure you're sick of hearing me blather about bread. There's this post, about achieving whole-wheat nirvana, this one, about my dear sourdough starter, and even this essay, which is a treatise about the art of making bread itself.
But there's more! I made my debut into the big bad world of food writing yesterday with a piece on conquering one's fear of using yeast, which I wrote for the Kitchen Window feature on NPR.org.
If you are unfamiliar with Kitchen Window, you should really check it out. It's a wonderful weekly feature that covers a range of culinary topics and always includes recipes.
My piece on bread includes recipes for whole wheat sandwich bread, oatmeal rolls, pita, and a shockingly quick pumpkin, dill, and walnut batter bread.
I feel strongly that taking the time to make bread is symbolic of a more intangible willingness to dedicate oneself fully to the art of conscious eating. Baking, eating, sharing, creating - these things are all immensely important, and we pay tribute to them by doing things like baking our own bread. So, I'd love for you to check out this latest piece, and to tell me what you think. Enjoy!