This Chronicle Books video features Chad Robertson, co-owner of Tartine Bakery in San Francisco, and the author of Chronicle’s Tartine Bread, published in 2010:
To Chad, bread is the foundation of a meal, the center of daily life, and each loaf tells the story of the baker who shaped it. He developed his unique bread over two decades of apprenticeship with the finest artisan bakers in France and the United States, as well as experimentation in his own ovens.
We always like videos that show how things are made, but the bonus here for us was talking about how having the patience for the bread to rise made the bread taste even better than it would have had it been rushed.
Related DIY on our list: No Knead Bread: so easy a 4-yr old can make it!
The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore is one of this year’s Oscar nominees for best Short Film (animated). We really, really enjoyed this.
You can read more about its inspirations (Buster Keaton, The Wizard of Oz, and Hurricane Katrina, to name a few), its makers, its message (about the power of story), and its iPad app at LATimes.com.
Update: Switched from vimeo to youtube source due to video availability. To ensure you can watch this video, buy it on iTunes.
The book is also available at Amazon.