Anybody read My Bread by Jim Lahey? Some one on another site called him a"genius". How is the book? Patrick
I got it as a Christmas gift. I met Lahey at his Sullivan St. Bakery this past Nov. in NYC. The book is great, hope to make more of his recipes, I really appreciate his over-all philosophy of baking, slow...very informative, excellent photos.
I too got the book for Christmas. I've yet to try a recipe out of it but perhaps this week-end...It looks interesting and he and Mark Bittman were who got me started on bread baking years ago.
I just got it this week. I have read half way through and am very impressed. So much so that I just went out and bought a 5 qt. dutch oven and another 5 qt. porcelain on cast iron casserole. I expect to try out his basic loaf this weekend.
He writes about baking bread in pots? Does he only bake in the heavy cast iron ones you mention?