… 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).
From the editors of Mother Earth News…
This has been such an exciting couple of months. Jeff and I have loved traveling around the country to introduce people to our latest book. We thank all of you who have stopped by our events to meet us. Now we are home with our families for the holidays, and will hit the road again in January to flip more pies and hopefully meet more of you. Please check our Events page to see where we will be next.
It was so much fun to talk to journalist Stephanie Stiavetti from the Huffington Post Food Blog about the journey of writing Artisan Pizza and Flatbread in Five Minutes a Day. Here is a link to our interview.
We had a blast in Denver, saw some fantastic views near the town of Nederland, and did a great segment yesterday on Daybreak-TV-2. On to Salt Lake City today for more TV on KUTV-2 News (CBS in Salt Lake)!