Category Archives: Meet the Baker Behind the Loaves

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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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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Meet the Baker Behind the Loaves: Jon and Amanda of Proof Bread

During a year when the world has been in a state of mental and physical upheaval, sourdough baking has become a therapeutic hobby and outlet for thousands of men and women all over the world. While the social media community … Continue reading

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Meet the Baker Behind the Loaves (Podcast): Guy Frenkel of Céor Bread

“I found myself dreaming about bread” and in turn ” I(‘ve) spent years learning and digging into what at the time was very scattered and sometimes well protected knowledge and as a result my baking (has) improved and at some … Continue reading

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Meet the Baker Behind the Loaves: Len Bussanich of River Valley Community Grains

A major theme or should I say mission of many of the inspirational individuals that I’ve interviewed in recent months is their dedication to restoring their state and region’s grainshed (grain economy). This week’s featured sourdough baking community member has … Continue reading

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Meet The Baker Behind The Loaves: Sarah Owens of Ritual Fine Foods

While one of the primary reasons that I started this series was to tell each baker’s unique story through the lens of an interview comprised of personalized questions. I chose to ask every baker the following question. “Sourdough bread is … Continue reading

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TBP Feature: An Audio-Visual tour of Castle Valley Mill (Doylestown, PA)

While I’ve been homebrewing beer since 2009, I’ve yet to visit a malt house or interview a maltster. However, ever since dipping both feet into sourdough baking this past April, I’ve done increasingly more research on the cultivation and milling … Continue reading

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Meet the Baker Behind the Loaves: Mark and Fran Fischer of Castle Valley Mill

This past July I was three months into my sourdough baking journey and spending lots of time perusing social media and researching ingredients, recipes and techniques. It so happened that towards the end of the month, a cousin of mine … Continue reading

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Meet the Baker Behind the Loaves: Kevin Morse of Cairnspring Mills

Going beyond the grocery store shelf to find what makes up the foods we eat and where the ingredients that we cook and bake with come from, often leads to some eye opening discoveries. Taking one from goods defined by … Continue reading

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Meet the Baker Behind the Loaves: Hannah Dela Cruz of Make It Dough

Adapt, bake, and share. Three tasks that every baker, sourdough or not, completes each time he or she bakes. Adapting entails paying attention to things like the weather (or local climate), hydration limits of flour, time, and recipe constraints. Next, … Continue reading

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