I read a novel that has lots of sexual scenarios, one of which involves a "frigid" woman who is repeatedly offered grissini (breadsticks) by a waiter as a subliminally sexual seduction.
There was another ongoing scene in which a woman was a research subject for testing orgasm response.
Why? Because I can't remember and like the pirate with the steering wheel belt buckle, it's driving me nuts. Thanks!
posted by haineux
on Mar 3, 2014 -
An oven problem has caused my loaf of dough to be heated, then cooled and it's now caved in. Can I save it? [more inside]
posted by cellura p
on Nov 6, 2013 -
I was at a Mexican corner grocery last night, and on a whim bought this bread
. It's really good, and I want to know what it is. It's really dense and wheaty, with a bit of sweetness (kind of like a honey wheat.) The only label is the one in the picture (enhanced
). I've tried searching the word in label, and get nothing! What is it?
posted by Wulfhere
on Aug 24, 2013 -
I've been living on the road for the past seven months hitting just about everywhere in the South East US and wherever I go I try to find sourdough bread. In years past sourdough bread was easy to come by. This past year or so it's become nearly impossible and when I do find it it lacks any of the sour flavor I'm craving.
Is this bread available in other parts of the country? Do people not like the sour flavor? Is there some kind of weird global warming yeast die-off going on that nobody told me about?
posted by bfootdav
on Jul 3, 2013 -
My grandmother's in heaven, my bread machine is in the trash and my family can't wait to have Easter Bread next weekend. Help me successfully get this recipe back in the oven where it originated. [more inside]
posted by kimberussell
on Mar 22, 2013 -
I absolutely hate baking. I really love good bread. No vendor in my area has good bread. Should I try making bread? [more inside]
posted by jaguar
on Jan 23, 2013 -
I am taking a last-minute, whirlwind tour of Switzerland from August 29-Sept 7th, and need budget lodging recommendations. [more inside]
posted by larthegreat
on Aug 20, 2012 -
My question is about a recipe for hushva nan (AKA pebbled Persian bread). The bread is awesome, but I don't really understand the recipe. [more inside]
posted by YamwotIam
on Jan 4, 2011 -
Help me complete this bell hooks quote: "in the act of breaking bread, we call upon" [more inside]
posted by biwa-shu
on Nov 14, 2010 -
Is the plural of a variety of bread, "breads" or does it remain bread?
"I scale, mix and bake various breads from scratch for a busy café and catering orders."
posted by wocka wocka wocka
on Jul 19, 2010 -
Does anyone have experience with proofing croissants overnight in the refrigerator to reduce prep time in the morning? [more inside]
posted by caddis
on Jun 11, 2010 -
Where can I find a knead blade for my Mister Loaf HB-210/215 bread machine [more inside]
posted by mbatch
on May 1, 2010 -
Besides baking absurd amounts of bread, how can I use up 6oz of Fresh Bakers Yeast before it expires on 4/12/2010? [more inside]
posted by larthegreat
on Apr 6, 2010 -
I'm eager to add white whole wheat flour to quickbreads and other baked goods, but every time the resulting product has a strong, white-wheat-funky aftertaste. Almost sour. Am I doing something wrong? [more inside]
posted by lillygog
on Mar 16, 2010 -
Help from our sourdough bread experts.I want to get my wife a sourdough bread starter and whatever goodies to help in baking a tasty sourdough. Please pass along any tips, books, or info available to get the dough rolling.. By the way can you make a starter at home or is there a really good place to order a starter. Thanks!
posted by Upon Further Review
on Dec 16, 2009 -
Where to buy fresh baked (artisan?) bread in the Menlo Park, CA area? [more inside]
posted by pbh
on Sep 23, 2009 -
I have a recipe for beer bread that I found in an old Junior League cookbook that has become a staple at our house, but I'd like to try other recipes and variations on the theme. Does anyone have a fairly simple, delicious beer bread recipe? Either quick bread or yeast bread? Many thanks!
posted by ragtimepiano
on Apr 5, 2009 -
Why does putting a couple pieces of bread in a sealed container of cookies keep the cookies soft while the bread goes hard? [more inside]
posted by shadowfelldown
on Oct 27, 2008 -