This week, she’s showing us the very best way to use a starter: homemade bread. Which, I know, sounds sorta intimidating. Is the recipe itself pretty long? Yeah. Does it take a lot of time? Yeah. Is most of that time totally inactive? Yeah. Does Sarah make it all seem totally doable and even, dare I say, fun? Yeah! Should you go make some bread right now? Yeah, yeah!
Emma is a writer and recipe developer at Food52. Before this, she worked a lot of odd jobs, all at the same time. Think: stir-frying noodles "on the fly," baking dozens of pastries at 3 a.m., reviewing restaurants, and writing articles about everything from how to use leftover mashed potatoes to the history of pies in North Carolina. Now she lives in Maplewood, New Jersey with her husband and their cat, Butter. Stay tuned every Tuesday for Emma's cooking column, Big Little Recipes, all about big flavor and little ingredient lists. And see what she's up to on Instagram and Twitter at @emmalaperruque.