Hands Free
 Photo: Serious Eats.

Photo: Serious Eats.


As it turns out, a friend of mine said in a poem, putting your hands on the dough, kneading it, tugging it, twisting it, enfolding it, tearing off a piece here or there, taking your fist or palm or knuckles and really getting after it, checking with the Internet, checking with the Internet again, using a Zojirushi, watching Chad Robertson or Ken Forkish, is not enough to make bread rise, is not enough to move bread, is not enough because there are other necessary interactions, containing other constants, other variables, there are other ingredients, if you will, far more difficult to measure—there is a waiting between the way things are and the way things might, perhaps, eventually, be.


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