Cilantro Pesto and Krakow Pajda

Pajda is what to ask for in Krakow. Pajda means “thick slice” – of country bread, upon which is smeared lard, garlic, onions, and spicy sausage. Pajda goes well with hunger. Krakow was easily my favorite city in Eastern Europe. Great energy to the place, the bombs of WWII missed it, and there happened to […]

Jamaican Jerk Tempeh Stew and Brno

Continuing with the Eastern European vacation recap, we go to Brno, the second largest city in the Czech Republic. It has more of a college-town feel, more local folklore—I vaguely recall the legend of “the dragon” featured in the town’s inception story. I’m sure you will agree with both KP and myself that this dragon […]

Rosemary Flax Baguette and Prague

It goes without saying that I have gotten a little behind on my bread blog work—technical difficulties mostly having to do international travel to Eastern Europe, but also with nearly losing a cell phone, lacking appropriate device chargers, and lastly, Charter’s decrepit modem that quietly expired while we were out of town on the graduation […]

Pulled Pork Sandwiches with Homemade BBQ Sauce

Happiness is the company of old friends in new places—the birth of new traditions— eight pairs of high heels, flamingos and cupcake ATMs. Viva Las Vegas for a collective 30th birthday. Moments like these are perfect motivation for aging. To bright lights behind us and even brighter light ahead. Pulled Pork Sandwiches with Barbecue Sauce […]

Olive You Tartine Bread

Blustered, we were, on the trip to the SF Bay Area this weekend. That is the best way to describe the windy dolldrums of Pooh weather smattering the ships in the harbor and blowing pedestrians up and down the slick, steep sidewalks of downtown. Where better to shelter from the storm than in the welcoming […]

Wedded Bliss

My eating:cooking ratio was wildly inverted this past weekend in Oakland/Berkeley, California. Almost all eating, no cooking. It was a beautiful weekend with family at the Berkeley City Club, whose pool is a splendor. For posterity, the highlights: Hogged the photo booth for most of the evening.   The famous pool was a fortress walled […]