Almond Brioche (book re-review and recipe)

Two times in the last few weeks I have been asked to bring a breakfast treat for an event the family was attending. Both times I brought Almond Brioche, created from a recipe in my favorite Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day book. Both times I received rave reviews, which I shook off since

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A Plethora of Persimmon Potions: Recipes for the bounty

Last year, I promised to share more persimmon recipes, following my post about Persimmon Cookies. I have also written about Steamed Persimmon Pudding and making Hoshigaki at home. With persimmons in season again, it was time to pull out the recipes. I generally use Hachiya for breads and cookies, and enjoy Fuyu in salads. The

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Ferry Building Farmer’s Market, San Francisco – Beans, Rice and Bread

8 a.m. at the Ferry Building Farmer’s Market on a Saturday is a dream come true. I woke up in my hotel at 6:15 a.m., I was so excited. First stop was the Blue Bottle Coffee Company, for a decaf drip. Then onto Primavera for a Mexican-inspired breakfast. Thus fortified, I could now shop! Blue

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