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The Fundamental Techniques of Classic Bread Baking's Poolish Baguettes

What bread is more classic and more French than the baguette? This recipe from The Fundamental Techniques of Classic Bread Baking is simple, really. Just flour, water, yeast, and salt. But with bread baking, ingredients are sometimes less important than technique. Take the same ingredients, even in the same quantities, and if you handle them in a different way, you'll end up with a completely different bread. More

Good Bread: Epicerie Boulud

The yeasty heart of the Daniel Boulud empire is hidden at the end of an East Village alley, through an unmarked door, and down a long, brightly-lit corridor. There, amid a phalanx of stainless steel ovens, mixers, and other machines, genial master baker Mark Fiorentino and his team of assistants turn out a dizzying array of breads for Boulud's half dozen restaurants. More

Dinner Tonight: Grilled Cheddar and Fennel Sandwiches with Curry Mayo

There are "grilled cheese people" and then there are people who could honestly take it or leave it. It's not that I don't have some serious nostalgia tied to the sandwich. Shoot, I might even crave it when I'm sick. But I usually find them boring, heavy, and one-dimensional. But I was immediately attracted to this Gourmet recipe that spruced everything up with curry mayonnaise and thinly sliced fennel. It's still indulgent, but the curry powder helps enliven each bite, and the fennel adds some crunch. More

The Best Baguette You Can Make at Home

Not the winning baguette, but an example of a tasty one. In a baguette tasting at Washington City Paper, the home-baked baguette by journalist Samuel Fromartz of Chewise took the highest score—66.5 of 80 points, compared to baguettes from other bakeries and stores in the Washington, D.C., area. Check out Fromartz's recipe if you want to try it at home. [via rebeccablood.net] Related Good Baguette Recipes [SE Talk, 3/27/09] Baguette Keyboard Wrist Cushion Baguettes Are Us: What's Your Favorite... More

Baguette Keyboard Wrist Cushion

Turning on your computer this morning, did you notice something missing under your wrist? Not enough flaky French bread there? When the carpal tunnel syndrome is ailing your poor, overworked wrists, rest them on this long, cushiony baguette. You can almost hear the squish on that gel foam—which probably doesn't taste good with butter and jam.... More

The Latest in Awesome Sandwich Technology: Using an Inverted Baguette

Photograph from Daily Feed Boccalone Salumeria in San Francisco makes their proscuitto cotto with provolone panini out of an inverted baguette, allowing the tender inner part of the bread to get crisp and creating "more textural interest with its chewy crust melded to the melted cheese." Like I needed even more reason to want to eat a sandwich filled with thinly sliced pork and molten cheese. [via Eater SF] Related In Videos: Chris Cosentino at 'Boccalone' A Bicycle Built for Sausage... More

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