Greetings from Toronto
I've been lurking this site for a couple of weeks. Thanks to the host and all participants as the quality of information is excellent. I'll be checking in regularly for ideas and information.
Bread is my number one favorite food. I've been addicted to fresh bread for as long as I can remember - from the time I was a summer student working in a commercial bakery where I used to munch on rye bread crust cut-offs that fell off slicing macines to the present - discovering and supporting new artisanal bakeries in my neighborhood.
In my 50's, I'm trying my hand at home baked bread with reasonable success. Its a journey, I've discovered, that requires patience and trial and error. I believe that with information I've gleaned from this site my efforts can only get better. I'm fortunate to have a number of bakeries nearby where I can get great European rye, good Brotchen, organic multigrain, and great pastries.
On a quest for great bread...