Sunday food links – 4 September 2016

Tartine country bread - version 1

I have sparked my sourdough starter back to life this week, prompted by my re-starting Michael Pollan’s ‘Cooked’, and getting to the Air chapter, which documents learning to make sourdough bread. That co-incided with an article on sourdough starters in my new Saveur magazine, and also prompted me to seek out the episode of Cooked on Netflix, and to finally buy Chad Robertson’s Tartine Bread.

All of that means that the weekend schedule included sourdough pizza on Friday night, wholewheat sourdough waffles (from a recipe in Saveur) on Saturday morning, and a first attempt at Chad Robertson’s Country Bread (using the NYT recipe, as I impatiently waited for my copy of the book to arrive.


Without a recipe:

  • Grilled chicken with stir-fried beans and noodles
  • Vegetable bake – layered roasted tomatoes, courgettes and peppers, topped with mozzarella and breadcrumbs
  • Roast chicken, boiled new potatoes, romanesco broccoli with parmesan


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I’m Louise, and I’m a compulsive baker, cookbook hoarder and a bit of a food geek. I learnt to cook at home, and later at Tante Marie’s cooking school in San Francisco. With a science degree and a background in IT analysis, I like to understand why a recipe works, not just how to do it. Why the rules are there and when they can be broken.

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