• No Hassle Cooking: Great Bread

    by  • February 25, 2010 • Community Sherpa, Freelance Writing Samples

    breadThere is NOTHING I love in this world more than freshly baked bread. I mean the real stuff, not the kind that you pour into a machine and pop out a couple of hours later. Bread Machine bread is fit for machines, in my opinion. Baking the real stuff is a lot of work, but worth the effort.

    Several times, I’ve made honest-to-goodness French baguette, a process that takes a couple of days and a lot of effort. My baguette didn’t really look like baguette, but WOW! They tasted fantastic!

    Of course, I never seem to have the time any more, so I have to rely on other means to get delicious, fresh bread. TheKitchn.com has become one of my favorite destinations on the internet, simply because of articles like this one on making bread that doesn’t need to be fussed over and kneaded for hours on end.

    This recipe first appeared in the New York Times in 2006. I’ve tried it several times, and let me assure you, the results will delight you!


    Michael has been writing professionally for print, television and the internet for thirty years. As a Senior Producer at CNN International, he examined the future of technology with dozens of brilliant scientists, philosophers and entrepreneurs on the acclaimed series Future Summit. Before that, in the CNN International newsroom, he helped lead the production of award winning coverage of news like the 9/11 attacks, the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq, and the devastating 2004 tsunami in Asia. As a director, he has created a dozen short films in the last seven years. He lives with his wife, dog, four cats and two horses in the suburbs of Atlanta.