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Book: The Golem and the Jinni
Helene Wecker's dazzling debut novel tells the story of two supernatural creatures who appear mysteriously in 1899 New York. Chava is a golem, a creature made of clay, brought to life by a strange old man who dabbles in dark Kabbalistic magic. Ahmad is a jinni, a being of fire, born in the ancient Syrian Desert. Struggling to make their way in this strange new place, the Golem and the Jinni try to fit in with their Jewish and Syrian neighbors while masking their true natures. [more inside]
Book: A Wizard's Guide To Defensive Baking
This is about a young woman whose magical abilities are entirely related to bread dough. She can make gingerbread men dance. Her familiar is a sourdough starter. Her peaceful life in interrupted when she sees a corpse in the bakery. I haven't been pulled into a book so thoroughly in a long time. It's got tremendous amounts of plot twists and good sense. T. Kingfisher is Ursula Vernon's pseudonym. She couldn't find a publisher for it after 10 years, so it's self-published. Apparently it's somewhat sideways from standard YA fiction. [more inside]
The Great British Bake Off: Pastry Week Season 11, Ep 5
It's Pastry Week and the bakers put their stamp on a Cornish classic in the signature, go retro in the technical, and make a showstopping classic tart hidden within a cage made entirely from pastry
The Great British Bake Off: Bread Week Season 11, Ep 3
It's Bread Week, and the remaining bakers have a lot to prove in a sweet and savoury signature, a technical that honours the NHS, and an ambitious, artistic showstopper
Book: The Art of Gluten-Free Sourdough Baking
Blending an old world sourdough technique with allergen-friendly ingredients
The Great British Bake Off: Final Season 10, Ep 10
The last three bakers face a signature, technical, and showstopper challenge, but one is named StarBaker of 2019. [more inside]
The Great British Bake Off: Patisserie Week Season 10, Ep 9
So pastry and patisserie are different now. [more inside]
The Great British Bake Off: Festival Week Season 10, Ep 7
The bakers face particularly complicated challenges linked to festivals. [more inside]
The Great British Bake Off: Dessert Week Season 10, Ep 6
After two weeks featuring brand-new themes, the GBBO returns to a well-worn classic: Desserts Week. [more inside]
The Great British Bake Off: The Roaring Twenties Season 10, Ep 5
The challenges inspired by the roaring twenties include a slapstick Signature and a tiered Showstopper special (Channel 4 description). [more inside]
The Great British Bake Off: Bread Week Season 10, Ep 3
The bakers tackle a signature bake designed to be shared; a deceptively simple summer staple in the Technical; and an ambitious Showstopper (Channel 4 description). [more inside]
Tuca & Bertie: The Sugar Bowl Season 1, Ep 1
It’s the end of an era as Bertie's boyfriend Speckle moves in and her best friend Tuca moves out —into the apartment right above her. [more inside]
Book: Baking Powder Wars
First patented in 1856, baking powder sparked a classic American struggle for business supremacy. For nearly a century, brands battled to win loyal consumers for the new leavening miracle, transforming American commerce and advertising even as they touched off a chemical revolution in the world's kitchens. Linda Civitello chronicles the titanic struggle that reshaped America's diet and rewrote its recipes. [more inside]
Nailed It! Holiday: All Episodes Season 1, Ep 0
It's the "Nailed It!" holiday special you've been waiting for, with missing ingredients, impossible asks and desserts that look delightfully sad. [more inside]
The Great British Bake Off: Spice Week Season 9, Ep 5
Say you'll be there for the halfway mark, which features the return of Terry and too much spice. This week's signature had the bakers spicing up a classic ginger cake, while the technical was a Middle Eastern pastry, Ma'amoul. Finally, we said goodbye to two bakers this week after a showstoppper challenge that involved a hanging biscuit chandelier.
The Great British Bake Off: Dessert Week Season 9, Ep 4
It's dessert week! This week, our bakers tackle Meringue Roulades in the signature, attempt to create Raspberry Blancmange with 12 Langues de Chat biscuits in the technical, and wrap this sweet week up with a Melting Chocolate Ball dessert showstopper.
The Great British Bake Off: Bread Week Season 9, Ep 3
It's that dread week, Bread Week on the third episode of this season's Great British Bake Off. Our bakers begin with a Chelsea Bun Signature Challenge, tackle Garlic Naan for their Technical Challenge, and vie for the top spot with spectacular Korovai Show Stoppers.
Podcast: Team Human: Ep. 79 Suzanne Slomin "Feeding A Living Culture"
Douglas Rushkoff hosts the podcast, and begins this episode with a monologue about the idealism and reality of bitcoin and blockchain technology. The second part of the podcast is a discussion with Vermont baker and farmer Suzanne Slomin. They discuss the challenges of maintaining integrity and stewardship of the community in an increasingly extractive economy. [more inside]
Anybody want to talk about the Dec / Jan issue of Cook's Country? What did you make? How'd it turn out? Where's that damn rooster?
The Great British Bake Off: The Final Season 7, Ep 10
The three finalists face their three last challenges before one is crowned champion.
The Great British Bake Off: Tudor Week Season 7, Ep 8
This week we are stepping back in time for a Bake Off first - Tudor Week. Mary and Paul have set three new challenges that embrace a time when Henry VIII reigned and a time of flamboyant banquets and impressive centre pieces that were Tudor showstoppers.
The Great British Bake Off: Victorian Season 6, Ep 7
In a Bake Off first, the entire episode is devoted to the period of history that gave birth to modern baking - the Victorian era [more inside]
The Great British Bake Off: Bread Season 6, Ep 3
The ten remaining bakers face bread week. [more inside]
The Great British Bake Off: Biscuits Season 6, Ep 2
With cake week under their belts, the 11 remaining bakers must now prove themselves with biscuits. The signature challenge is biscotti. [more inside]
The Great British Bake Off: Cake Season 6, Ep 1
The baking challenge returns! The 12 new bakers don their aprons and head for the iconic tent. Their first signature challenge is to make a madeira cake. [more inside]
The Great British Bake Off: The Final Season 5, Ep 10
It's the final... from thousands of applicants just 12 bakers made it to the tent, and now only three remain. [more inside]
The Great British Bake Off: Semi-Final: Patisserie Season 5, Ep 9
It's semi-final time and the tension is palpable as the bakers begin Patisserie Week. The semi-finalists are challenged to make signature baklava—two different types of any flavour they like, but with the crisp flaky layers of perfectly pulled filo pastry. [more inside]
The Great British Bake Off: Pastry Season 5, Ep 7
Week Seven in the Bake Off tent sees the bakers tested on all kinds of weird and wonderful pastries. The remaining bakers are asked to make signature savoury parcels, ranging from pasties to Wellingtons to samosas. [more inside]
The Great British Bake Off: Desserts Season 5, Ep 4
It's dessert week in the Great British Bake Off tent. A meltdown is in store as the bakers attempt a Baked Alaska on the hottest day of the year. [more inside]