This week on A Taste of the Past, host Linda Pelaccio welcomes Eric Kayser, artisan baker, founder of Maison Kayser, and author of the book “The Larousse Book of Bread” to the show. Born into a family of French bakers, dating back four generations and recognized as one of the most talented artisan bakers of his generation, Eric Kayser has built his reputation on his passion for bread. The quality of his products and his incredible skill to combine authenticity and innovation in the world of French artisanal bakeries and tells Linda how he came up through the culinary world and his philosophy behind baking. With four shops in New York City (with three more on the way) and over eighty scattered across the world, Maison Kayser has an impressive training program for new shops opening paired with unique recipes that make each trip to Maison Kayser the best it can possibly be. Tune in for Eric’s trade secrets to amazing breads and highlights from his new book “The Larousse Book of Bread: 80 Recipes to Make at Home.” This program was brought to you by Whole Foods Market.

“We say that a baker is an alchemist, you need to work with few ingredients.” [9:00]

“If you want to do a good bread, you cannot work with a machine, you need to do it by yourself. This is why we decided to write this book.” [24:31]

Eric Kayser on A Taste of the Past