Alexandre Ferraz

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Why the Morning Bun Should Get Way More Respect Than It Does

It's the Rodney Dangerfield of the pastry world<p>Morning buns with coffee or tea is the perfect way to start any day. They’re simultaneously sweet, …

Breakfast
Los Angeles

Modernist BreadCrumbs

Food
Baking

Why do we need steam when we bake bread?

Back in November I had a question regarding steam and the Maillard reaction in baking via the BREAD Magazine Newsletter Jarkko Laine (Editor of BREAD …

5 Things You're Doing Wrong with Your Sourdough Starter

Jim Lahey, owner of New York’s beloved Sullivan Street Bakery, upended the food world in 2009 when he published his first book, <i>My Bread: The</i> …

Top 50 Sourdough Recipes

<b>Sourdough recipes – the top 50</b>“You cannot buy the revolution. You cannot make the revolution. You can only be the revolution. It is in your spirit, …

Baking

The Birth of Bread

Bread

How to Make Perfect, Buttery Croissants at Home

All this month, our Baking Club is sifting its way through Chad Robertson and Liz Prueitt’s first book, Tartine. One week into the book and, as you can see in our members' photos below, croissants are rising to the top of everyone's must-make list.<p>Croissants are time- and labor-intensive, but those …

5 Ways to Focus at Work, from an Executive Who’s Struggled with ADHD

By nature, I’m messy and disorganized — and my mind can be too. I have trouble sustaining attention on just about anything.<p>In grade school, this meant I didn’t do well in classes. In college, it meant that I largely blew them off and spent most of my time partying. (When you’re at a party, no one …

Video Conferencing

1-Michael Pollan, "What I learned about wheat." 2014 Community Grains Conference

pão de queijo (cheesy bread bites)

I spent one of the most delicious summers of my life in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. I lived in an apartment in the Copacabana neighborhood with three …

A Book for Every Level of Sourdough Commitment

Life with my sourdough starter was the best and worst. Yes, I brought it with me on trips and, when I couldn't, wrote detailed instructions inundated with underlining and capital letters for its stand-in parent. And, yes, I made some of the best bread with nothing more than a little mixing, …

Home milling: the Mockmill

Vermont baker <b>Gérard Rubaud</b> is the one who introduced me to on-site milling. Before meeting him back in the fall of 2009, I had never personally seen …

A More Whole Wheat Sourdough Pizza Dough

A pizza addict. Me. The person writing this post. The person slinging these pies and taking these photographs. I do have a problem, but do I need …

Baking

Want to Raise Resilient Kids? A Navy SEAL Says Always Do This | Inc.com

Resilience is defined as "the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness."<p>There's no surprise that it's a characteristic of some of the world's most successful people. It's also a required trait to endure and succeed in some of the toughest specialties in the U.S. military.<p>Over on …

Self-improvement

The Smartest Entrepreneurs Are Listening to These 10 Podcasts

Want to become a better entrepreneur? Start listening to one or all of these 10 podcasts.<p>The rumor mill says Apple and major car manufacturers are in talks to have podcasting be the new "car radio." While I won't speculate, there is no doubting that podcast listenership has grown over the …

Entrepreneurship

Our startup got rid of email, meetings, and managers — and thrived

Our company has just turned eight years old, has a presence in all of Latin America, and currently has 36 members on its team. Our biggest obsession: productivity.<p>Since 2007 we have analyzed in detail each one of the tasks we carry out with the goal of scaling our earnings exponentially while …

No More Hidden Sugar: FDA Proposes New Label Rule

Sixty-five grams of added sugar. That's how much you'll find in a 20-ounce bottle of Coca-Cola.<p>But can you picture 65 grams? It's about 16 teaspoons worth of the sweet stuff.<p>The Food and Drug Administration wants to make it easier for Americans to track how much added sugars we're getting in the …

Diabetes

A Visual Guide To All Of Those Unpronounceable Ingredients In Processed Food

What do those mystery chemicals actually do? Take a tour of the most common additives to find out how food scientists modify what you eat.<p>If you’ve ever perused an ingredient list and wondered why there’s polyglycerol polyricinoleate in your candy bar or tertiary-butylhydroquinone in your cereal–or …

The world’s workforce will stop growing by 2050

A report from the Economist Intelligence Unit (registration required) this week offered interesting insights in to the world in 2050, including the prediction that Asia will be home to over half the world’s economic growth, and that China’s economy will surpass America’s in 2026.<p>Amid all this talk …

Labor Economics

5 Ways to Become More Self-Aware

You can’t be a good leader without self-awareness.<p>It lies at the root of strong character, giving us the ability to lead with a sense of purpose, authenticity, openness, and trust. It explains our successes and our failures. And by giving us a better understanding of who we are, self-awareness lets …

Leadership

Brilliant USC commencement speech on Leonard Cohen, turning off tech, and potato chips

This year noted author and intellect Pico Iyer gave USC's commencement address. It's a great 17 minutes for graduating college students and anyone …

Leonard Cohen

You are when you eat

<b>(CNN) —</b> We have all heard the age-old weight loss advice to eat less and exercise more. But a number of recent studies suggest that the key to dieting success is not just in how many calories you eat, or don't, but in when you eat them.<p>"There has been so much energy on what we eat and on …

Holistic Medicine

How Many Steps a Day Should You Really Walk?

<i>(Photo: SuperStock/Getty Images)</i><p><i>By Jesse Singal</i><p>If you pluck someone off the street, whether in New York or Wichita or Seattle or Sacramento, and ask them how many steps people should aim for per day in order to get enough physical activity, they'll probably tell you 10,000. In an age in which …

Fitness

The 10 Best Airlines in the World

We may have the best barbecue ribs and baseball teams, but when it comes to airlines, the United States has fallen slightly behind. The latest Skytrax World Airline Awards, which rank global airlines in a number of categories, are out. And yet again, America is nowhere to be found in the top 10 …

Barbecue

Project Manage Your Life

More and more companies are adopting software and product development frameworks like Agile, Scrum, and Kanban — which promote quick, iterative, lean production — to deliver higher quality products, faster. These methods help teams produce rapid, continuous improvements, via daily face-to-face …

Project Management