Salt, History, and Cultures

Sunday, December 18th at 3PM EST

19th Century Powder Bread

December 18th, 2022 at 3PM EST
  • William Rubel – Baking Powder Bread
  • Patrícia Miguel – Portuguese Corn Broa
  • Fermenthings – Brine Salts
  • Eleni Michael – Moungra
  • Anton Nicola – Sourdough Pizza 
  • Justin Tyler Tate – 酸菜Taiwanese-Hakka style fermented greens

William Rubel’s Baking Power Bread.

William Rubel – Hearth and Heritage – William is an author who writes about traditional food and foodways, including “Bread, a global history” (2011). He also writes about Early Modern British Gardens, and for a more general audience for Mother Earth News on bread, gardening, and more. He is the co-director of the Samburu Lowlands Research Station, Lengusaka, in Northern Kenya at

William is the founding editor (1972) of Stone Soup, the magazine of writing and art by young people. His book, “The Magic of Fire, 100 recipes for fireplace and campfire” was published in 2002 and was Nominated for the James Beard Award and won the World Gourmand Award, in France. William was awarded is a Chevalier de l’Ordre du Mérite Agricole, an honor bestowed in him for his work in traditional foodways, including his bread research. He is currently writing a history of bread for the University of California Press.

Suggested Serving with mushrooms

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Author: culturesgroup

Ken Fornataro has acquired extensive knowledge of the science and techniques that have been all but forgotten with the increasing industrialization of food. Still in his teens, he was named Executive Chef at the Hermitage restaurant in Boston.   From there he worked at prestigious and often private establishments around the world where he practiced his craft. He ran the kitchen and catering services for Troutbeck in upstate New York, using locally grown and sustainably sourced ingredients in the 1980s. At Bloomingdales flagship store in Manhattan he ran the Fresh Foods department kitchens that included a line of his own prepared, preserved and fermented foods, as well as daily preparations directed by Michel Guérard, Petrossian, and Marcella Hazen. He has worked with Julia Child, Madeleine Kamman, Aveline and Michio Kushi, Paula Wolfert, Leah Chase, Anthony Bourdain and many chefs from around the world that taught him traditional Japanese, French, Jewish, Mexican, Chinese, Italian, Nordic, Russian, Indian, and whole food cooking, preservation and fermentation techniques.

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