Coffee with Peter Reinhart
Peter Reinhart is in Portland this weekend. I was able to get together with him for coffee this morning at little t american baker in SE Portland.
Tim Healea, the head baker, was kind enough to show us around the bake room.
It is a small space, but they have an awesome 5 rack oven and bake many types of bread every day. While we were there they were making naan and pulling... plank bread out of the oven (I think that is what they called it... It was something like a focaccia, sprinkled with thyme, rosemary, and sea salt and full of olive oil). We tried a rustic ciabatta-like roll with carrot and polenta in it while we were there that was wonderful and one of their pastries, which was delicious too.
I, however, was a space cadet and left my good camera at home (well, I had the camera but I forgot the battery), so these phone pictures were the best I could get. I will, however, try to come by Tastebud tomorrow around 11:30-12 to see Peter and any TFLers who show up there, and this time I'll bring a real camera.