Salvete omnes! Who among you has a craving for sweets today? If that’s you, then you’re going to love this week’s recipe. Last week I posted an article on ancient Roman sweets comparing my sweet tooth to that of Cato the Elder in an attempt to prove to myself that […]
Give us this day our daily bread — and a good bread starter is what we need to make it. But what’s a bread starter, you say? A bread starter, pasta madre, or levain, is what we have used to make bread for millenia long before active dry (instant granulated) baker’s […]
When I think of potatoes I think of comfort food: warm, soft heaps of boiled and buttered mash meant to stick to the ribs and keep us warm through the winter. The potato has long been looked at as a dull but comforting side-dish with little flavour that is best […]
Enjoy this sourdough bread recipe from culinary archaeologist, Farrell Monaco, that features key ingredients from ancient Mediterranean cultures.