Give Us Our Daily Artisan Bread

Give Us Our Daily Artisan Bread

This post may well change your life – I know it changed mine – and several other friends who I’ve already shared this with. (The photo above was taken by Charlotte of the beautiful bread she made following this recipe.) The secret to this life changing experience is Ken Forkish’s new book * * Flour Water Salt Yeast: The Fundamentals of Artisan Bread and Pizza * * . One afternoon Ludo (Lefebvre) and I were bemoaning the fact that you can’t find bread like you get in France here in Los Angeles. He handed me this book and said – “Here, learn this and make bread for me at LudoBites.” It wasn’t until a few hours later as I lay in bead reading Ken Forkish’s story that I realized it was the same Ken that I had met briefly one cold wet afternoon at the Heathman Hotel in Portland during my travels for * * Made in America . ** I took this photo of his chef’s coat as a souvenir:

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