In this edition of The Blue Plate Special, Kurt and Christine visit with Andrew Moore, author of Pawpaw: In Search of America’s Forgotten Fruit, just released by Chelsea Green. Andrew discusses the elusive treats origins, flavors, uses, and why you should never eat the seeds. Following that discussion, Kurt gives Christine a primer on knife basics – bare essentials, selection, care and use.
If you are interested in reading a new food book, look no further than In Search of the Perfect Loaf: A Home Baker’s Odyssey by Sam Fromartz.
In the book, Sam takes us on a journey around the world where he works with some of the best bakers. He also talks about some of his accomplishments as an amateur baker, including baking for a dinner hosted by local food maven Alice Waters.
Along with the many stories, Sam includes several recipes with detailed instructions that highlight the breads contained in that chapter. It is a captivating and inspiring read. Sam was in Portland to give a reading at Powell’s Books when I got the chance to talk with him. On the podcast, he tells a story about a trip to France, talks about the book, and explains some of what it takes to make good bread. The story and interview were recorded at KBOO Community Radio.
Find more information about Sam Fromartz and his book, In Search of the Perfect Loaf: A Home Baker’s Odyssey at chewswise.com