I have an ongoing Word document / blog post titled "Everything is Waiting for You," inspired by the poem of the same name by David Whyte. I wanted to share it today, but it's not ready yet. Truth be told, it may never be! In the mean time, however, I can offer you episode 18 of In the Kitchen with Amelia and Teddy, where we make bread with Andy of Bub and Grandma's bread!
The story behind the video goes like this: I bought a loaf of bread from Cookbook in Echo Park. We ate some of it, and Matt and I talked about how good it was. I bought it again and again and kept talking about how good it was. I learned that it was made by this company called Bub and Grandma's. One day, I went to their website and emailed someone named Andy asking him if he might want to shoot a video showing me and my two-year-old how to bake their delicious bread. And what do you know? He was up for it.
After watching this video, I suspect you're going to want to try the bread. It's only natural. If you're in the LA area, go to Cookbook on a Monday. That's when they sell Bub and Grandma's. If you're not in the LA area, I'd recommend checking out the bread options at your local farmers’ market. Ask the bread seller if they use fermented dough / sourdough starter (instead of active-dry yeast or instant yeast). If they say yes, buy some! This is the good stuff. Of course, you could always bake up a loaf yourself if you’re up for the task of making your own starter. Whichever path you choose, I hope it leads to delicious bread and possibly even toast with ricotta, honey, and pears, if you're into that sort of thing.