Sprouted bread is typically a product sold in natural food stores. In our little municipality—the island of Manhattan—the supermarkets are very small and you have to go to a natural foods store to find anything sprouted. Fortunately, we have more than a few Whole Foods Markets which carry sprouted breads (check both the fresh bread […]

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Bread lovers take note: heart-shaped cheesy bread goes on sale today at Aldi’s. Mama Cozzi’s Pizza Kitchen, which sells take-and-bake pizzas at Aldi’s, has created a limited-edition cheesy bread for Valentine’s Day, for $ 4.99. While “cheese bread” is typically a loaf made from dough that’s mixed with cheese, this cheesy bread is a heart-shaped […]

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If you’re one of the many who bake bread—and many more have gotten into bread-baking during the pandemic—here’s one for your repertoire. And just in time for St. Patrick’s Day. It’s a recipe for Irish brown bread: an “everyday” Irish brown bread recipe by Fred B. Dugan for King Arthur Flour. Traditional Irish brown bread […]

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How about those flat plastic closures that close loaves of bread? People all over the world get with their packaged bread—and they’re so much easier to use than wire twist-ties. After the bread is gone, we keep them to use as closures for other plastic bags, like the produce bags at the market. We even […]

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If you find yourself with a leftover croissant, don’t stick it in the freezer. Here’s a delicious way to use to use it, from Sun Basket. Bread pudding is a flexible dish. You can serve it at brunch, or as a dessert for lunch or dinner. For a snack, it hits the spot with a […]

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If you’re looking for something to bake this weekend, how about Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread? “This pumpkin bread is autumn in loaf form,” says Pete & Gerry’s, fourth-generation family farmers of organic eggs (see more about them below). “Like any quick bread, it comes together in a flash and stays tender and moist right out […]

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In our neighborhood, a casual Middle Eastern place sells the classics: falafel, shawarma, shish kebab, etc. We used to have a regular lunch of the spreads—baba ghannouj and hummus—plus grape leaves and tabouli. Then, one day, we decided to order something new. Looking at the menu, we chose fattoush. Fattoush (alternatively spelled fattush, fatush, fattoosh […]

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