In San Francisco’s Mission neighborhood sits Tartine, one of the most well-known and well-loved bakeries in America. There are tomes written about the perfection of the loaves and pastries, and a visit to this stunning spot cannot be more highly recommended. Baker/co-owner (and James Beard award winner) Chad Robertson has written Tartine Bread, a gorgeous cookbook that not only shares his coveted recipes, but takes you through how to do them with photography and instructions that make you feel like you are standing over his shoulder. If you or someone you know loves to bake, this book is a must. Chad has given us an exclusive recipe for whole grain seeded bread with three more recipes showing how to eat it.
Relishing the final tastes of summer, this mélange of leaves is complimented by the crunch of the seeded croutons and a tangy dressing.
Some good things really did come from the '70s: Toss some ingredients in on your way to work, and let the ensuing hours do the rest. Thanks to a slow-ass simmer, the flavors are deep and complex, and dinner's waiting for you when you get home.
Some of the best memories I have from childhood are of my mother lying in bed with me and reading me stories. I can remember way back when books like Pat the Bunny and Goodnight Moon were appropriate, so we're talking decades. We had a few greatest hits, Eloise...
When I can steal a quiet moment I like to peruse these websites for inspiration and/or great buys. A couple are invite-only so we have hooked up a special entree to them. These people are contributing something great to the world of food, fashion/art, and home and health.