We begin 2021 mainly in our homes with hope on the horizon. Looking back over the past year, a lot has happened. One phenomenon that surprised me in 2020 was bread baking. Why on earth were so many people baking bread? There was no yeast in the stores. It was astounding and so unexpected but also comforting people taking time to make such a humble food. I did not participate in this microtrend in 2020, but one of my New Years resolutions is to learn to make sourdough bread. I have filled several requests for purchasing books on this topic, so it piqued my interest. With the holidays over and a new year on the horizon, I would like to learn. If this is an area of interest for you too, I will list our sourdough cookbook collection: Starter Sourdough: The Step-by-Step Guide to Sourdough Starters Baking Loaves, Baguettes, Pancakes and More Carroll Pellegrinelli; Classic Sourdoughs: A Home Bakers Handbook Ed and Jean Wood; Wild Bread: Flour + Water + Air Maryjane Butters; and The Bread Builders: Hearth Loaves and Masonry Ovens Daniel Wing and Allan Scott. Happy New Year and happy baking.

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