Baking for Bookworms: Making Sourdough from Sourdough by Robin Sloan

“I needed a more interesting life.I could start by learning something.I could start with the starter.”― Robin Sloan, Sourdough Sourdough bread has become something of a fad these days, so much so that there have been flour shortages as everyone else has discovered the benefits of baking on the soul, if not the waistline. I'm not going … Continue reading Baking for Bookworms: Making Sourdough from Sourdough by Robin Sloan

Baking for Bookworms: Irish Soda Bread from Alice McDermott’s Someone

Alice McDermott’s book follows the life of an Irish immigrant in all its stirring little moments and complexities. It’s a quiet book that is definitely worth a read. There is plenty of food mentioned in the novel, but I really liked this moment between Marie, the narrator, and her mother where her mother tries to … Continue reading Baking for Bookworms: Irish Soda Bread from Alice McDermott’s Someone

Baking for Bookworms: Mini Brioche from Built of Books: How Reading Defined the Life of Oscar Wilde by Thomas Wright

Brioche is one of my absolute favorite breads--it's light and buttery and makes the best French toast in the world. But I've never made it before, so I was happy to look down my list and see that I could use it for a baking post. There's usually not much mention of food in nonfiction. … Continue reading Baking for Bookworms: Mini Brioche from Built of Books: How Reading Defined the Life of Oscar Wilde by Thomas Wright