Techniques Category

Then There Were Croutons

In: Techniques

I’m an optimist by nature. I assume that people will do the right thing most of the time. Setbacks become opportunities to find and try out new ways of engaging. Recently, I wrote about the large amount of leftover bread that’s been circulating around the neighborhood since the Simchat Torah barbeque. It’s moved from Dolores Park [...]

Chocolate Chip Challenge

In: Ingredients, Techniques

It wasn’t long ago that challah came in two varieties. Plain, with or without seeds, was for Shabbat. Raisin appeared just before holidays. Other than the shape, the primary differences were to be found in the sweetness or richness of the dough. The first chocolate chip challah appeared in our local kosher market four or [...]