Monday Mix 10/17/22
Pan de muerto season
It’s October, which means the Day of the Dead is just around the corner, which makes it pan de muerto season again. You might recall that last year I shared a PdM recipe from Selene Tepatzi, head pastry chef at Atticus Bakery (along with a story written by Brian Lance, formerly of Atticus, now of Maine Grains):
I finally made it to Atticus a couple of weekends ago to try Selene’s handiwork, and the laminated pastries were as amazing as they looked from afar.
Selene is currently in the running for Baker of the Year in CT, and I can now say with confidence that she deserves to win. Anyone can vote, so if you have 5 minutes to spare, please give her your vote (you can leave the other categories blank if you like, so it’s easy-peasy):
On Wednesday we are going to have a guest post from Anna Sulan Masing, one half of the duo behind one of my favorite food publications, Sourced Journeys (and its accompanying Substack newsletter). Anna recently launched an amazing podcast series for Whetstone Magazine called Taste of Place, which explores the world of black pepper—history, chemistry, botany, and more—and uses the the essential spice to explore our relationship to nostalgia. I love it, and I imagine you will too.
Finally: the Bread Baker’s Pocket Reference Companion is finally printed and is headed my way now! I’m going to do my best to ship all the orders ASAP, but with more than 600 of them, it’s going to take awhile, so thanks for your patience. They’ll go out in bunches starting with the earliest orders placed, so the longer you have been waiting, the sooner you’ll see yours.