You may now return to buying supermarket breads, kosher observers.
Los Angeles has waited a long time for a deli revolution and its moment has finally come. Wexler’s Deli is making everything — including exceptional rye bread — from scratch.
As the owner of an organic, kosher bakery in the Hudson Valley, Dan Leader’s life is a round-the-clock whir of promotion, sales, recipe testing and travel. But when his customers share stories about beloved bread in far away places, he finds time to listen. After hearing from Latvian shoppers that a special, very dark rye was made near the city of Riga, the founder and force of Bread Alone Bakery had to see for himself.
Leah Koenig did not grow up in a house bathed in the scent of freshly baked bread. She has no memories of steaming-from-the-oven challah, rye bread and babka.