The Fresh Loaf

News & Information for Amateur Bakers and Artisan Bread Enthusiasts

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Hello and welcome to my first ever blog!

A little about me. I'm a serious amateur cook with a perfectionist streak. Whether that's good or bad depends on the day. I've baked bread before but have never been excited with the results and for many years I spent my efforts elsewhere. I have the good fortune of having access to quite a good bakery in Rochester, NY and when I visit Boston I often stop at my favorite bakery there. 

Now being someone who finds a creative outlet through food I decided to embark on a baker's journey with the end result being something I didn't have to hang my head in shame when my efforts came out of the oven. Well as the goal was good bread (emphasis on good) I bought a few books, Hamelmans "Bread", the Bread Bakers apprentice and two others of Reinharts and haven't looked back. Onward!

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