Happy to have found a clay baker..not unlike Henrietta..but better suited shape wise for baking bread..I made the dough in my bread machine and baked it in the oven..having pre-heated the baker as in the no-knead way..it came out with a beautiful crunchy crust and tender interior..
The pot was love at first site..the back says Roman Pot..
My bunch of tulips has given me great joy..in all their poses:)
And we tasted some of Jacques' cured meats..
Regular cured pork..Bresaola..and Lonzino.. the bresaola drizzled with a good olive oil..and sprinkled with Meyer Lemon juice..is my favorite I think..He's still got a lot of items ..in the cold room strung up like a master curer..
I guess his love of this comes from his dad owning a small city grocery store when he was growing up and the dad being the butcher..
In winter..Jacques delivered the groceries by sleigh..and in summer by bicycle..he worked very hard..yet there is always a smile when he talks about growing up and helping out.
He has records of the days of curing and moisture degrees..and salting and marinades and spices..
I think that's the chemical enginner part of him.
La dégustation..is wonderful..on bread such as up above..alone.. or on crackers..a treat:)
I love that he loves doing these things~
Thanks as always to The Graphics Fairy for the envelope stamp I used .♥