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The New Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day by Jeff Hertzberg, M.D., and Zoë François: Reviewed by da-AL

Happy bread day to me! Happy bread day to meeee! Tango gatherings are social in the best way, often involving potlucks. When a dance mate brought a yeast-raised loaf still warm from her home oven and proceeded to describe how easily she’d baked it, I ran to get the book she’d gotten the recipe from. Truly, “The New Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day,” by Jeff Hertzberg, M.D., and Zoë François lives up to its subtitle, “The Discovery that Revolutionizes Home []

Fresh artisan bread made easier than ever! Reviewed by da-AL

  Author Jim Lahey with his Sullivan Street Bakery Surely there’s a place in heaven for bakers who have worked out the kinks of no-knead bread baking, the ones who share their secrets with the rest of us. No-knead recipes are yeasty home baked goodness without the usual bother, and that take a fraction of the time to make. Jim Lahey’s “My Bread” bumped my no-knead loaves to Everest heights. Bread genius and angel to home bakers that he is, he does the []

“New Food of Life: Ancient Persian and Modern Iranian Cooking and Ceremonies,” by Najmieh Batmanglij: A Review by da-AL

*** Novelist da-AL will soon release her book, “Flamenco & the Sitting Cat.” For more of her writing, visit her blog: HappinessBetweenTails.WordPress.com *** It’s the start of Spring and with it Persian New Year, the time of year that is among the happiest everywhere in the world. A time brilliant with hope, promise, and gratitude for overcoming the year behind us. Yeah! We have survived! All people can peacefully celebrate! “New Food of Life,” by Najimieh Batmanglij celebrates the past that brought []