The Quarantine Bakery: A Step-by-Step Guide for Flour Hoarders

Someone’s grocery list consisted of a jumbo can of instant coffee, 72 rolls of double-ply toilet paper, 36 brown eggs, and four 10-kilogram bags of all purpose flour…or so I guessed, while staring into the yawning chasm of an empty flour shelf. While ramen and baked beans are go-to items in this time of isolation…

Almost Knead-less Bread (Recipe)

After deciding to stop buying bread earlier this year and start baking it instead, I’ve done a lot of experimenting with different recipes, flours, hydration percentages, proofing methods, and more. I’ve developed this recipe that suits my cool-ish Toronto kitchen and requires almost no kneading. A wrist injury in the summer left me unable to…

Wheat Belly

In the spring of 2019, I decided to stop buying bread. I felt that we could eat better bread for less money and with less packaging, and the only thing it would take was a few hours each week, most of which would be time spent waiting for the bread to rise. I didn’t know…

Assignment 45: Mexico

Location: North America, between the USA and Central America Population: 124 million Capital: Mexico City Geography: A mix of mountains, fertile valleys, desert, and coastal plains Language: Spanish Signature flavours: Chillies, tomato, beans, corn, avocado, rice, chicken, beef, chocolate The Menu Mexico was my most difficult assignment so far. Because this is a cuisine with…