Sourdough Recipes

My Bread by Jim Lahey, all about the no-knead bread process, is my new favorite read.  Mostly, it’s my new favorite “look” because the book has a number of super helpful photo essays that illustrate what the bread should look like, step by step.  When I initially wrote my column on no-knead bread using myRead more

Sourdough Starter Questons – Do I feed my starter before or after using it?

This was another question that was submitted about sourdough starters – related to a series of posts that happened in the winter of last year.  I’ve added some of the original posts if you are looking for more information. I am storing my starter in the frig. I am using it about every 5 days. Read more

Sourdough Starter Questions – Can I use starter in the bread machine?

A few more questions answered about sourdough… What size Dutch oven do I need to use?Mine are Piral Dutch ovens, terracotta pots imported from Italy, that were given to me as a gift when the first cookbook was published.  They are between 3 1/2 to 5 inches tall and 8 to 9 1/4 inches wide. Read more

Sourdough Starter Questions – Do you have to put sugar in your starter?

A slew of questions have come with your requests for sourdough and here are three of them answered.  I'll post more as they come.  It's so good to hear that many of your are having sourdough bread success for the first time! How much starter do I need to reserve for the next time?  IfRead more

Sending out 100 year old sourdough starter

When, in my most recent PPH column on no knead sourdough bread, I offered to send a bit of my 100 year old sourdough starter to anyone who wanted it, I had no idea the response would be so great!  Usually when I offer to send something to readers I get four or five requests. Read more

Sugar & Salt – The Blue Book

The Sugar & Salt cookbook series is a collection of recipes, crafts, thoughts and stories from an adventurous, hilarious, sometimes frenetic, unique life off the Coast of Maine. Annie Mahle has two kitchens, one a floating restaurant and B&B that sails as a Maine windjammer all summer long, the Schooner J. & E. Riggin and the other her home, cooking for their family of four. As much a cookbook as it is a story of a lifestyle that is seasonal and sustainable.

Book One, The Blue Book includes:

  • Spicy Handkerchief Pasta and Sausage Soup
  • Chili-Rubbed Pot Roast with Browned Onion Relish
  • Mussels with Chorizo and Red Wine
  • Baked Gnocchi with Garlic and Cream
  • Kale Salad
  • Chicken, Asparagus and Dill Pot Pie
  • Cucumber & Roasted Corn Salsa on Grilled Bread
  • Lobster and Spinach Salad with a Lime and Chive Aioli
  • Raspberry Cinnamon Galette
  • Root Vegetable and Mushroom Soup
  • Hummus and Parsley Rice Cakes
  • Chipotle Chocolate Waffles
  Special sections:
  • By Hand: Handsewn Apron; Felted Trivets
  • Leftovers Done Right: Comfort in a Bowl; Pizza; Omelets
  • Laying the Foundation & Stock Up: Sourdough; Homemade Bourbon Vanilla; Granola; Dulce de Leche
  • On Deck With Capt. Jon: Haul-Out
  • Friends & Neighbors: Oysters Then and Now
  • Let’s Grow: Extending the Season, Cold Frames, Greenhouse; Harvesting Memories & Enchantment
  • Creative Kitchen: Tools for Inspired Cooks
  • Cooking With My Girls: Mama, What’s for Dinner?
  • Around the Table: Eating Together

Maine Gourmet Food Cruises – Bread Baking

Fresh sourdough baguette straight from a wood fired oven?  Sure!  Off the coast of Maine on an historic sail boat?  Even better. Gourmet cooking cruises, culinary travel, or Maine Food Cruises, no matter what you call them, they all have the same thing in common – local Maine food, grown sustainably, and served with careRead more