SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS)— Two new food books (one is about wine actually) hit my desk at the same time and they’re both appealing. First is The New Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day. It’s revised and updated with brand new recipes and is written by Jeff Hertzberg, M.D. & Zoe Francois.
In this new addition they make it so easy to virtually bake bread daily. In addition to the basic bread recipes, they’ve interspersed a lot of other recipes for things that go with that bread.
One is for Portuguese Broa bread that contains a lot of cornmeal. To accompany it, they include a recipe for Portuguese fish stew. It sounds delicious, but the simple idea of making a dough in advance and storing it in the refrigerator and taking out a little at a time is actually very clever.