“Since hunger is the most primitive and permanent of human wants, men always want to eat, but since their wish not to be a mere animal is also profound, they have always attended with special care to the manners which conceal the fact that at the table we are animals feeding.” - John Erskine

22 October 2011

bread talk part III ~ rockin' rye

“Here is bread, which strengthens man’s heart, and therefore is called the staff of Life.” -Matthew Henry
You really have to taste this bread to understand how flavorful and SOFT it is.  Mmmm, rye.
Have I mentioned before how much I love bread.  I LOVE bread.  Just thinking about it makes me drool like Homer Simpson.  And have I mentioned (I have, just wanted to see if you were paying attention; were you paying attention?) that I can now bake bread?  It’s such a novelty for me to have my bread rise correctly and come out of the oven smelling warm and homey and delicious that I’m still very excited about it.  All kudos go to my rock star friend Chef Tess, who prodded and nudged first indirectly through her awesome blog and then personally through classes and e-mails and unending praise and encouragement.  Love you Steph, you totally ROCK!  MUAH!!!

So since I can accept no credit or glory for my own personal bread triumphs, I am not posting the recipe for my amazingly perfect bread.  Please follow this link to experience your own personal bread journey, guided by the sweet and witty Chef Tess.  (If youre new to breadmaking, or simply not happy with how your bread is turning out, you will want to start here.)  Mmm, homemade rye bread.  It’s (almost) better than a trip to Disneyland.


  1. Oh my gosh! You're so amazing! You did an awesome job with the rye too!! Seeeeee!! You CAN do it! Xoxo! Love you!!

  2. It's all you Stephanie! Couldn't have done it without you. <3