Back on October 24, 2013, when we were on tour for The New Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day, the Minneapolis Star Tribune ran a great story in the Taste section about our new book (Beth Dooley did a great job). We’re a bit late to the party here on the website, but click here to read the whole article.
From the review: “VERDICT: With this revised edition, Hertzberg and Francois continue to perfect their already easy and immensely popular bread-baking method. Essential…”
We are very, very excited about this NEW version of our first book, Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day. So, what’s new? It’s nearly 150 pages longer, with lots of new recipes, techniques, and WAY more photos (40 gorgeous color and 100 black-and-white instructional shots). There are over 30 brand-new recipes and fun variations, including Crock Pot Bread, Pull-apart Rolls, Pretzel Buns, Stuffed French Toast, gluten-free breads, and lots more.
All our old favorites are still there, and thanks to your suggestions, we’ve added weight measures to all the dough recipes in the book, both U.S. (pounds/ounces) and metric (grams). We’ve expanded our Tips and Techniques section, and included instructions for adjusting salt and yeast to your taste.
As always, you’re pre-mixing dough that can be stored in your refrigerator for up to two weeks, so active time is still only five minutes a day. There’ll be much more to talk about in October when the book hits the stores, but we just had to give you a sneak peek at the beautiful new cover.
Two years in the making, this sixth-anniversary edition of our first book–The New Artisan Bread In Five Minutes a Day–is available for Pre-Order from online sellers. If you pre-order, it’ll ship on October 22, 2013, which is the official publication date. Thanks for all the feedback you’ve given us here–it’s shaped the new book. Cheers!
… at least if it’s got some whole grain. Michael Pollan was on MPR May 2, 2013, with Kerri Miller. Charming guy, you can listen to the interview (click here). He was in town to promote his new book Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation.
To our ever-lasting joy, he really focused on bread; that’s where the conversation started. Long-fermented (like ours), and home-baked. We have lots of whole-grain loaves in Healthy Bread In Five Minutes a Day, while most of our white-flour based breads are in Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day. Michael, by the way, talked about the value of a little white bread now and then. Everything in moderation, including moderation.
I just wanted to share a mind-blowing-adventure I had with Ina Garten. The Ladies’ Home Journal invited me and a few other food bloggers to attend Ina’s very first holiday cookie swap. I, of course, went with our bread books tucked under my arm, hoping Ina would be willing to add them to her extensive library. Being the consumate host, she accepted the books with utter grace and excitement. Ok, my real hope is that she will become a 5 minute bread baker! You can read all about my time at Ina’s house and see some behind the scenes, post champagne pictures at ZoeBakes. And, Ladies’ Home Journal is hosting a contest, which results in a lucky winner getting to have lunch with the Barefoot Contessa. She is delightful, so enter and I hope you win!
So pleased–the link to HuffPo is here, for as long as they keep it active. Wait a few seconds for it to load completely…
The Minneapolis Star Tribune did its annual feature yesterday on 50 “tastemakers” in the Twin Cities, and we were flattered to be in such great company. The food scene in Minneapolis and St. Paul is absolutely exploding and we’re so happy to be part of it: restaurants, breweries, markets—it’s all happening here. More from the article…
We recently did a fun interview for Costco’s own magazine (Costco Connection), which, we are told, would be one of the highest-circulation magazines in the US if it were classified that way. If your local Costco isn’t carrying our books, ask the manager to order them! Our interview and a recipe appear on page 58 of the April 2012 edition (click to view).
(photos by Hubert Bonnet) Just this week Zoe appeared in Lavender Magazine here in the Twin Cities– in a terrific article on Minneapolis-St. Paul’s rising young pastry chefs. Above, she’s showing off her signature desserts, created for Tilia in Minneapolis, now one of the hottest tables in town. Zoe was showcased as “best-selling author, blogger, [and] rising celebrity chef…” (click to view the full article).