The Baking Journalist in Edible Cleveland!

In a month that brought some pretty serious lows, I’m really honored to have The Baking Journalist project featured in Northeast Ohio’s preeminent food magazine Edible Cleveland!

Lisa Sands and photographer Laura Watilo Blake stopped by my humble abode while talking, baking, and (hopefully) enjoying some of my basic breads. It really was a pleasure to share this project with them and their readers.

I was a little apprehensive that my breads wouldn’t be good enough, or my kitchen wasn’t big enough, or whatever. But Lisa said Edible Cleveland likes to talk to real people, creating and enjoying food. I definitely qualified!

Laura Watilo Blake makes my bread look better than ever before!

It may be a little while before I can bake like I had been doing, but I’ll keep trying. This experience has definitely put some wind in my sails.



As some of you know, this Baking Journalist project has been part professional development (working with video), part cathartic exercise, part practical exercise for my household budget.

But I also genuinely hope that this mash-up of bread baking and journalism can be something positive in an age of ever more divisive media options, and dwindling local media resources.

I know very well that a few essays, videos, and articles can’t repair a deficit of trust between journalists and the public. But perhaps it is a move in that direction?

I’m a real person, with a real (small) kitchen, and a real desire to learn and share about journalism and about bread.

Enjoy the article (posted with permission!) and please check out Edible Cleveland!

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