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Algonquin’s Guide to Gift Giving, Winter 2011

December 14, 2011 • 1 Comment

I always wait until the last minute to buy Christmas and Chanukah presents for my family. It’s not because shopping slips my mind, or because I forget about the holidays or my family, but mostly…

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Publication Day: William Alexander’s 52 Loaves with Special Guest Baker Kelly Bowen

20 Comments October 25, 2011 • 20 Comments

William Alexander’s culinary memoir, 52 Loaves: One Man’s Relentless Pursuit of Truth, Meaning, and a Perfect Crust, is now out in paperback. This book lends new meaning to the term “from scratch.” Alexander sets out…

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June 10, 2010

52 Loaves on NPR!

2 Comments June 10, 2010 • 2 Comments

Bill Alexander had a fantastic interview on NPR’s Diane Rehm Show yesterday, discussing his new book 52 LOAVES.  You can listen to the interview, read the comments, and check out his recipe for peasant bread…

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May 19, 2010

Week 4: 2 Loaves (2 Lessons)

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My 4th week of following the advice and recipes from William Alexander‘s fabulous book, 52 LOAVES: One Man’s Relentless Pursuit of Truth, Meaning and a Perfect Crust, was the week my levain became bread. Well.…

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May 12, 2010

3 Loaves: Levain, at Last!

1 Comment May 12, 2010 • 1 Comment

Inspired by William Alexander‘s new book 52 LOAVES, One Man’s Relentless Pursuit of Truth, Meaning and a Perfect Crust, I am in my third week of learning how to bake bread from a natural starter,…

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May 5, 2010

2 Loaves? Or 1/2 of a starter, at least

2 Comments May 5, 2010 • 2 Comments

It is week two in my month-long quest to bake the “perfect” loaf of bread, inspired by William Alexander’s new book 52 Loaves. (Ok, so it doesn’t have to be perfect. . . yet. I’ll…

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April 27, 2010

1 Loaf: Starter and Getting Started

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I once tried to bake my own bread. I had a shiny new red KitchenAid and a “simple recipe” in hand. I was on a mission to save money, avoid preservatives, and in general become…

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December 8, 2009

Our Fruitcake-Free Holiday Gift Guide

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Don’t want to give Dad a pair of GoldToe socks again this year? We don’t blame you. That’s why no matter who’s on your list, Algonquin has the perfect gift…
For Her

Going Away Shoes…

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