Rigo Jancsi (Hungarian Chocolate Torte)

by Heather Harris Brady This is the story of a cake, a gypsy and a badass Michigan heiress named Clara Ward. It was right around this time of year, in 1896, when Clara left her prince for the gypsy violinist Rigo Jancsi. Clara, heiress to a lumber and mining fortune (with ties to Ludington, Leland... Continue Reading →


Sandwich Bread – Pain de mie in a Pullman Pan

by Heather Harris Brady Hold on to your seats kids because we're going to cover a lot of ground today! We're talking about Pullman bread and the tangzhong method with a dash of history to spice things up. Let's start with the Pullman pan first. Pullman pans were not the first of their kind, the... Continue Reading →


by Heather Harris Brady I imagine there are lots of people who would argue that there are few foods more American than spoonbread. “George Washington ate it, it was one of Jefferson’s favorites!” I, however, would argue that spoonbread is really just a lush, well-preserved duchess in a long noble line of cornmeal-based cookery. Polenta... Continue Reading →

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