Tina Fey coined a catchphrase on “30 Rock” based on something her daughter said that applied the moment I saw Smitten Kitchen’s recipe and pictures for Russian Black Bread: “I want to go to there.”
Should restaurants charge you for bread and butter? Frank Bruni argues yes.
If you haven’t heard about the no-knead bread by now, you clearly don’t read many food blogs (or newspapers, for that matter.) Last year, in The New York Times–actually, TWO years ago in The New York Times (the article was published November 8, 2006! Boy, I’m way behind on making this)–Mark Bittman coaxed a recipe from master bread baker Jim Lahey for perfect bakery-quality bread at home. Shockingly, the recipe required no work, no kneading of any kind. The food world was astonished. Food bloggers went ga-ga. I watched them go ga-ga. And, finally, last week I decided to go ga-ga myself.