In this interview, Hardcover Cook founder, Monique Llamas, gives listeners a peek inside the summer baking box, which features the cookbook Bread Toast Crumbs by Alexandra Stafford. With praise from Dorie Greenspan, Jim Lahey, and David Lebovitz, the definitive bread-baking book for a new generation. But this book isn’t just about baking bread– it’s about what to do with the slices and heels and nubs from those many loaves you’ll bake.
After you master the famous peasant bread, you’ll work your way through its many variations, both in flavor (Cornmeal, Jalapeno, and Jack; Three Seed) and form (Cranberry Walnut Dinner Rolls; Cinnamon Sugar Monkey Bread). You’ll enjoy bread’s usual utilities with Food Cart Grilled Cheese and the Summer Tartine with Burrata and Avocado, but then you’ll discover its true versatility when you use it to sop up Mussels with Shallot and White Wine or juicy Roast Chicken Legs. Finally, you’ll find ways to savor every last bite, from Panzanella Salad Three Ways to Roasted Tomato Soup to No-Bake Chocolate-Coconut Cookies.
Bread, Toast, Crumbs is a 2018 nominee for The IACP Julia Child First Book Award, and Alexandra’s Kitchen was a finalist for the Saveur Blog Awards Most Inspired Weeknight Dinners 2016
The Hardcover cook baking box includes grain from Hayden Flour Mills, and in this episode Monique interviews Emma Zimmerman of Hayden Flour Mills to find out more about the mill, the flour and products it produces and why just a half a cup of "real flour" can be a life changing baking experience.
Bread Toast Crumbs Box - https://www.hardcovercook.com/products/bread-toast-crumbs-cookbook-pantry-essentials
Alexandra's Kitchen - https://alexandracooks.com/
Video to her Master No-Knead Peasant Bread Recipe - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGILaYd-2Oo
Hayden Flour Mills - https://www.haydenflourmills.com/