Author Archives: Barry W

About Barry W

Israel (formerly NJ) based sourdough baker and fermentation enthusiasts sharing his baking, fermenting, cooking, and brewing adventures on thebrewedpalate.com.

Where I’ve been: First 3 months of sourdough baking in Israel

As some of my closer friends and fellow fermentation enthusiasts know, my family and I moved from New Jersey all the way to Israel this past September. Shortly after our arrival a revived my two sourdough starters (aka Randolph and … Continue reading

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Meet the Baker Behind the Loaves Podcast: Daniel Leader of Bread Alone

Welcome back bakers! It’s been a while, almost nine months in fact, since I’ve conducted and posted an interview of a fellow baker. However, I’m proud to share that I’m back with an interview of the baker and author of … Continue reading

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Heirloom Grain Terroir Experiment #2: Turkey Red Wheat

Premise: Since I started milling whole grains at home this past September, certain heirloom red wheat varieties have stood out to me in terms of their dough performance and flavor. In turn, upon the success of my previous baking experiment … Continue reading

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HGTE #1: California Wheat

Premise: Since I started milling whole grains at home this past September, articles, videos, and podcast episodes about grain cultivation and baking with whole grains have been on my radar. In turn, after listening to a Sourdough Podcast episode featuring … Continue reading

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Meet the Baker Behind the Loaves: Claudia Carter of the California Wheat Commission

Greetings fellow bakers. I’d like to welcome you to my latest Meet the Baker Behind the Loaves series podcast interview. Beyond the inspirational quote that kicks off this podcast episode I’d like to share the following quote with you. “It … Continue reading

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Meet the Baker Behind the Loaves (podcast): Kevin and Laura Poss of Sunflower Acres & Grains from the Plains

Greeting fellow bakers, Barry from The Brewed Palate here. I’d like to welcome you to my latest Meet the Baker Behind the Loaves series podcast interview. Though I have interviewed a number of mill founders/owners, I recently realized that I … Continue reading

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Meet the Baker Behind the Loaves (podcast): Keith Guisto of Central Milling

Greeting fellow bakers, Barry from The Brewed Palate here. I’d like to welcome you to my latest Meet the Baker Behind the Loaves series podcast interview (pause) From industry veterans to those who have only been baking since March 2020. … Continue reading

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Meet the Baker Behind the Loaves: Michael Hilburn of The Sourdough Podcast

When it comes to defining food and drink products that are produced with quality rather than quantity in mind, the term complexity is often used a way to describe depth of flavor. However, I feel that complexity can also describe … Continue reading

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Meet the Baker Behind the Loaves (podcast): Anomarel Ogen

Greeting fellow bakers, Barry from The Brewed Palate here. I’d like to welcome you to my latest Meet the Baker Behind the Loaves series podcast interview. Of the many ways that I’ve found inspirational fellow sourdough bakers to interview, getting … Continue reading

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Using a Recipe as a Guide: Cranberry Nut Sourdough Loaves

Even after I find a recipe that I can see myself baking, I often do some additional research to in order to read up on and decide whether I want to include additional elements in my final recipe (formula). Doing … Continue reading

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