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Jim Lahey

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Jim Lahey studied sculpture before learning the art of bread baking in Italy. When he returned to New York City in 1994, he opened Sullivan St. Bakery in Soho with little more than the wild yeast he hand-cultivated in Italy and a desire to bring the craft of small-batch bread baking to America.

In October 2000, Lahey built the Sullivan St. Bakery headquarters in Hell’s Kitchen, where he has become renowned not just for his bread, but for his Roman-style pizza, rustic Italian pastries and cookies.

Then, in 2009, he opened the doors to Co., his first pizza restaurant. Located in Chelsea, Lahey put his own spin on pizza while celebrating artisanal food culture and communal dining. The name is short for Company, a word whose Latin roots refer to the phrase with bread, of course.

Lahey and his businesses have been featured in Vogue, Bon Appétit and The New York Times, and he has appeared on the Martha Stewart Show and NBC’s Today show. His innovative no-knead bread recipe that ignited a worldwide home-baking revolution was first published in an article by Mark Bittman in The New York Times in 2006. This article became the basis of Lahey’s first cookbooks "My Bread: The Revolutionary No-Work, No-Knead Method," and "My Pizza: The Easy No-Knead Way to Make Spectacular Pizza at Home." Lahey expanded his footprint in New York City in July 2012 with the opening of Sullivan Street Bakery’s second outpost in Chelsea, just a few doors from Co. In 2014, "My Bread" was translated into Italian and Taiwanese. In 2015, Jim was the first recipient of the James Beard Award for Outstanding Baker.

His latest release is "The Sullivan Street Bakery Cookbook."

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Scheduled events:
Perfect Rise: Master Home Baking
Famous for his eponymous no-knead bread recipe, James Beard Award-winning baker Jim Lahey is back with a new cookbook filled with pizza, pastries and café classics. Discover your inner baker, easily recreate Jim's recipes at home and impress all of the guests at your next dinner party!

Culinary Stage (Seats 266)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 11, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Central Mall (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelist: Jim Lahey
Moderator: Don Guerra

The Sullivan Street Bakery Cookbook
W. W. Norton & Company
November 2017
ISBN 9780393247282
288 pages
$35.00, INSTORE
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A clear, illustrated guide to making sourdough and the Italian-inspired cafe dishes from one of Manhattan's best bakeries.

My Bread: The Revolutionary No-Work, No-Knead Method
W. W. Norton & Company
October 2009
ISBN 9780393066302
222 pages
$29.95, INSTORE
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Outlines the author's method for creating no-knead, slow-rising artisanal breads in heavy preheated pots, sharing a variety of step-by-step recipes for such classics as a rustic Italian baguettes, the stirato and pizza Bianca.

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