Chewy Chocolate Bread

Words and recipe by Libbie Summers Photography by Chia Chong Model: Anne Chaddock Donegan Supergirl costume by Jessica Duthu I live in a neighborhood of seventeen houses and twenty- two children (the odds are against me). I’ve tested this recipe on many of my adult neighbors and they love it, but it was the children who seemed extra-excited... Read More »

Monet’s Favorite Sandwich

by Libbie Summers Photography by Chia Chong My obsession with the dining habits of Claude Monet began in college. I feasted again and again on the few English translations available of the notebooks he kept from his home in Giverny. At a time when my cooking skills were constrained by the size of my... Read More »

French Model Barbie Loves Baguettes

by Libbie Summers Assisted by David Dempsey Barbie dreamed of being a high fashion model in Paris. When Sears called and asked her to pose with a bike and french baguettes for their Spring/Summer catalog she remarked that “dreams really do come true”. Learn how to make a baguette HERE! Read More »

Napoleon Bread (a shorter baguette)

by Libbie Summers Photography by Chia Chong I put my baguettes in the refrigerator overnight to do a cold fermentation. It’s less messy and I think the dough holds its shape better . . . and those are the only reasons why. The taste is the same. The only thing to be cautious about... Read More »

Pretzel Bread

by Libbie Summers Photography by Chia Chong I think it was in fifth grade that I studied states and capitals. Each student’s final grade depended on an oral presentation about an “adopted” state. Our teacher wrote all the states on colorful pieces of paper and placed them in a goldfish bowl for us to... Read More »