I’ve finished flipping through the 1980’s cookbook I found at the Antique Mall and need to start something new. I found a copy of Jeffrey Steingarten’s book The Man Who Ate Everything at HPB for 6 dollars and change. A book about food, by a food writer for Vogue magazine, a little more interesting than reading recipes (although I have fun looking through cookbooks). This book will be a welcomed change of pace for summer.
In the first several pages, Jeffery has piqued my interest in making more bread. He describes his struggle to produce a wild yeast starter, and why spring water is better than any other water for bread making. If you’ve ever watched Iron Chef America, you probably saw Mr. Steingarten at the judges’ table. His mannerisms are equally funny in his writing. He writes like he sounds on TV. Genuine I guess.
Once I finish the book I will update you with more. For now, it’s back to the kitchen to start a loaf of bread.