Author Archives: Barry W

About Barry W

NJ (formerly NYC) based home brewer and fermented food enthusiast sharing his brewing, cooking, and baking adventures on thebrewedpalate.com.

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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Meet the Baker Behind the Loaves (podcast): Karl De Smedt, The Sourdough Librarian

When describing one’s desire to never stop learning about the art of sourdough bread baking terms like journey, adventure, and quest are often used. Each of them meaning something different to each individual baker based on how he or she … Continue reading

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Crusty Sourdough Discard Rolls Experiment: Reliable, Valid, and Delicious results

Admittedly, I have yet to decide where I stand on the definition of sourdough starter discard and creating opportunities where one would end up with it. However, in my quest to use my discard to learn more about both its … Continue reading

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Meet the Baker Behind the Loaves: Chef Matt Duffy

Editing this week’s interview gave me a new appreciation for the steps that I’ve taken while pursuing my passions for cooking, baking, and brewing. Therefore, before introducing this week’s featured baker I’d like to share some hopefully relateable quotes about … Continue reading

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