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I never thought I would get into bread baking. It's something that has never interested me, mainly it's because most homemade bread and most bread in general tastes like shit. It was always grainy and had a weird texture.
Like a lot of people I spent the better part of the other weekend watching Michael Pollan's new show on Netflix. It's all about how we went from cooking over a fire to eating the over-processed stuff most people shovel into their mouths. Long story short you should watch it.
In the show he makes some sourdough from scratch with his own starter. I thought to myself I should make some of that, mainly because it looked so good and I've never made bread from scratch before.
My whole thing with home cooking is that it should be fun and don't take it too seriously, so I figured it was about time to tackle bread.
There's no recipe to this post, because I used Michael Pollan's recipe. Though I followed it loosely. This post is more about encouraging you, yes you to attempt something new in the kitchen. Try a new recipe, try using a new ingredient.
Bread is fun and easy to make and it only has a few ingredients. Give it a try.
The holidays are upon us and that means one thing, ingesting enough alcohol to get through them. Woven Wineworks isn't just some average wine though.
The Bite of Oregon. An artist's rendering of me drunkenly stealing items from a Whole Foods.
I was lucky enough to try three different King Creamery flavors; Marionberry Pie, Blueberry Muffin, and S'mores Ice Cream.
What are you doing this Thursday (Feb 12) at 7:00 PM? That's right you're going to the Render Magazine event, "CANDY IS MAGIC" WITH JAMI CURL OF QUIN CANDY. What are you going to be doing there? Oh just just a side-by-side tasting of Quin Candy compared to factory made candy. Why should you go to this event? Because Valentine's Day is coming up and even if you don't have a date you should still learn about delicious candy. Oh and Jami Curl will be teaching the class and she knows everything about candy.
Powdered Peanut Butter, what is it? It's essentially peanut butter with all the oils removed. Or another way to look at it, is that it's the solid leftovers from making peanut oil. Apparently people use it instead of peanut butter, because it has less fat than normal peanut butter. If you're really that concerned with the fat in peanut butter, then I might recommend giving up all food in general.
Pumpkin Pie is the number one dessert to have on Thanksgiving, but here are some fun facts that you might not know about this popular treat.
I've wrote about Kachka in the past. I'm obviously a fan. Last night at the Feast Portland Sandwich Invitational proved once again that Russian cuisine can be so much more than vodka and cold beet soup.
For being the first sandwich I tried it was also the best sandwich of the night. In my opinion and the opinion of the judges. Oh did I mention that Chef Bonnie Morales of Kachka won the Judge's Choice award? Because she did and it was worthy of winning the favor of the judges.
The people's choice award went to Salt &Straw. That could have been assumed given that every time I drive past any of their locations there's a line out the door. It was the best dessert PB&J topped with ice cream I've ever had I'll give them that.
The Cooking with BS award for showmanship has to go to Bunk Sandwiches though. I think he's a carrot?
He'll be at the Moda Center next week folks!