You never want to take a hot pan out of the oven with bare hands (bear hands are acceptable, though.) These playful oven mitts from Firebox look just like two delicious baguettes: golden-brown and crusty on the outside and white and fluffy on the inside. But no matter how good they look, don’t bite in.
Cookware company Le Creuset makes bread-making consistent and beautiful with the innovative Le Creuset Bread Oven. Crafted from enameled cast iron for better heat distribution, the purpose-built domed lid circulates steam, while the low-profile base produces a crispy crust branded with Le Creuset’s three hallmark rings for bakery-quality results at home.
Sit back and enjoy this 14-minute video from a bread factory in Korea, where ingredients are combined, then kneaded into dough and baked in industrial ovens. Then the freshly-baked loaves of white and chestnut bread glide along an assembly line, tumble out of their pans and head to the cooling racks before slicing.
The Everything Bagel from Everything Everywhere All at Once packs way more than just poppy seeds, garlic, and onion flakes. While Binging with Babish wasn’t able to fit all of his hopes and dreams into his oversize bagel, he did manage to combine every seasoning he could find at the grocery store.
Inspired by a Tik Tok video by RJ the Magician, Vegan chef Sauce Stache wanted to see if the faux bacon he showed off really tasted like the smoky meat. The recipe involves soaking thin strips of bread in sauces and spices then pan-frying them. Of course, you’ve just traded fats and protein for fats and carbs.
Food Kingdom takes us inside the kitchen at Korea’s Saebil Patisserie for a satisfying baking video. After cooking up some yummy-looking croissants, they crank out dozens of cube-shaped breads, which spiral like a tornado in the center. We also enjoyed watching all those oranges take a bath before being sliced up for marmalade.
After wowing us with numerous gourmet snack foods, pastry chef Claire Saffitz has struck out on her own, with a video series to accompany her new cookbook, which features a mix of both sweet and savory recipes for home bakers. First up, soft and crispy foccacia. (Thanks Rob!)
Whether you’re baking it or binge-eating it, bread is 2020’s #1 comfort food. And carbs don’t get better than goodies from NoCal’s Manresa Bread led by James Beard “Outstanding Baker” finalist Avery Ruzicka. Triple Chocolate Orange Panettone, Babka, Sourdough and more ship nationwide, as does their BREAD sweatshirt.