I am not an artist (artista) in any art, let alone making bread (fare il pane), just passionate about it. And I like the Italian expression: it recognizes the special talent of all the people who give us good bread. Buono come il pane (as good as bread), we say in Italian, instead of "as good as gold."
Here are a few images from my most recent home productions (versus recent productions made elsewhere: a story I will tell in a future post). All recipes are in Peter Reinhart's Artisan Breads Every Day.
onion and forbidden (black) rice bread (wild rice in the original)
many-seed bread, with flax, sesame and sunflower seeds and rolled oats (pumpkin seeds in the original)
Would you like a slice?
Click on the button to hear me pronounce the Italian words mentioned in the post:
or launch the arte bianca audio file [mp3].