As baseball legend Yogi Berra once put it, "it's déjavu all over again!" More precisely, once more a happy mid-bake afternoon at home is interrupted by a knock on the door. It's the building super. "Sorry, but you gotta turn off your stove. Gas line trouble." With three doughs already mixed, initially I stuck the pain de miche in my fridge. But then thinking of all my heros, rejecting any retreat, I cranked on my appliance oven and rolled the dice. At first, the results looked a bit charred, slashed and opened up. But after cutting open the loaf, happiness and good flavor emerged.
In one of our first interviews from 2005, we invited Jacques Pepin into our kitchen. Years previously, Stir the Pots...