In Search of Rye: A Baker's Trip to Riga
The Jewish Daily by Forward
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
A wonderful piece about our organic and kosher breads we are proud to offer! "...Our bread is kosher and parve. And so my contribution to the Jewish world is a conscious Jew making certified kosher, organic bread and feeding thousands of Jews every day.” It also gives a lovely update of where Dan Leader and Bread Alone are currently; and where things are headed!
As the owner of an organic, kosher bakery in the Hudson Valley, Dan...
The Year’s Notable Cookbooks
The New York Times
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
According to the New York Times, "It’s hard to do justice to all the great cookbooks published this year, but here are some of the Dining staff’s favorites..." and we were in it! Order Simply Great Breads here.
"SIMPLY GREAT BREADS by Daniel Leader (Taunton, $22). When did bread become so complicated? Too many new bread books are thick with words,...
Beyond the MBA Classroom: Think Social, Drink Local at NYU Stern
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Bread Alone is always happy to cater any event, large or small, and this past spring we took part in the "Think Social, Drink Local" event at NYU Stern. It has always been an honor to part of the bustling "localvore" scene in New York and the surrounding areas, even though creating organic, sustainable, and artisan food has been the way we have worked since day one! Below is a recent blog post about the importance of understanding...
Bread Alone is Whole Foods's local choice for bread and more.
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Bread Alone is Whole Foods's local choice for bread and more, as we can see here with a recent advertisement with who else but Dan and his bread! Considering our involvement with Whole Foods Markets all over New York, they seem to be very proud to carry Bread Alone breads from Dan Leader with this advertisment found in Edible Manhatten, fall 2011.
"After cheffing at some of Manhattan's top restaurants, Daniel chose an idyllic Catskills hamlet and...
NYC Getaway: Haute Hippie Rhinebeck
Fathom Travel Website
Monday, August 29, 2011
We think everyone should jump out of city life sometimes and come north to our Catskills home or our other beloved locations, like Rhinebeck. We have always been charmed with the town and am glad to see others enjoying it as well!
"One of the best escapes 100 miles from midtown Manhattan is the village of Rhinebeck, New York — a "haute hippie" sort of place situated near the Hudson River. The town features an eclectic mix...
Our 10 Best Loaves of Bread in NYC
Friday, August 12, 2011
......"Organic Sourdough Levain from Bread Alone - Compared with other traditional French sourdoughs, this one is mild, more like San Francisco sourdough. It's also fine grained, and goes just as well in a bread salad as with cheese or charcuterie. Though made in the Catskills not far from Woodstock in Boiceville, NY, it's distributed so widely in area farmers' markets, you should have no trouble getting your...
Women Bake Bread
The Bread Baker's Guild of America
Friday, July 1, 2011
Read about a fundraising event for the Hot Bread Kitchen (HBK) in New York, a Guild member bakery located under the Metro North Railroad tracks at 114th St in Harlem. Organized by Sarah Black of Fairway Market and supported in part by King Arthur Flour and Fairway Markets, Women Bake Bread gathered together a group of women bakers – many of whom are Guild members -- who have shaped baking in New York. The event raised over $7,000 dollars for Hot Bread...
Woodstock baker’s bread-winning ways keep Bread Alone at top (with video feature, recipe)
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every scone, roll and baguette that proceeds out of the ovens at an award-winning Boiceville bakery.
That bakery is none other than Bread Alone, a name that the owners say was not taken from the New Testament passage in Matthew 4:4.
“People always ask about that,” said owner Daniel Leader, almost anticipating the question. “But, no. It just popped into my head.”
Though Bread Alone bakery was not named after the familiar Bible verse, its rustic, artisan breads and pastries continue to nourish the...
Hole foods: Nooks and crannies add oomph to our favorite foods
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Ever since you were a little kid, you loved foods with holes.
You stuck black olives on your tiny fingers. And when your fingers got bigger, you moved on to doughnuts.
Oh, the hole foods you loved: bagels and Bundt cakes, cherry-flavored Life Savers and canned pineapple rings, popovers and profiteroles.
Our fascination with food with holes goes beyond the whimsical. Would English muffins be anything more than a bland, flat roll if it weren't for all those holes waiting for sweet butter and jam? Would a focaccia bread be as crisp? A French bread as intriguing?...
Book Review - Simply Great Breads
Monday, March 28, 2011
I love baking fresh bread by hand. So a book with a title like Simply Great Breads is always going to appeal to me.
The author, Daniel Leader is as enthused about bread baking as I am, and the introduction is wonderful. He discusses the necessity of using the best ingredients and using recipes that allow the grain you're baking with to take center stage rather than using a lot of fats and flavors that mask the characteristics of the grain you're using. It also explains a bit about the science part of bread making and about artisan doughs.He lists different ingredients and their...