Review: Emilie Raffa’s Artisan Sourdough Made Simple

Do you have fantasies of baking deep brown, beautiful sourdough breads like you see on Instagram or in the baker's window? With this book, those fantasies can become reality. I've puttered with sourdough baking for about three years on and off. I started with King Arthur's starter and recipes... they were okay, but the starter … Continue reading Review: Emilie Raffa’s Artisan Sourdough Made Simple

Broadening My Horizons: A First Shot at Cooking with Tom Colicchio’s Book, Think Like a Chef

I wasn’t sure what to expect from this book, but I got it from the library and ended up ordered my own copy as soon as I finished reading the introduction. I’ve cooked for a long time, and I’m pretty familiar with many of the basic techniques in the book (roasting, braising, etc), but I … Continue reading Broadening My Horizons: A First Shot at Cooking with Tom Colicchio’s Book, Think Like a Chef