It’s a season of celebration, and no matter what you’re celebrating, that usually means baking. Sweet or savory, traditional or cutting-edge, more people fire up their ovens during the holiday season than any other time of the year. In this episode, we’re exploring holiday breads and the traditions that bring us back to them, year after year.

We’ll talk Stollen with Brian Hart Hoffman of Bake From Scratch Magazine, Challah with Mike Zaro of Zaro’s Bakery, and Pandoro vs Panettone with Italian baker Luigi Biasetto. Co-authors of Modernist Bread, Nathan Myhrvold and Francisco Migoya, help us figure out what the holiday hoopla is all about—is it just nostalgia, or something deeper?

Francisco Migoya, Co-Author of “Modernist Bread.” Photo Credit: The Cooking Lab, LLC.

Photo Credit: The Cooking Lab, LLC.

Theme Music: Thomas Hughes & Gretchen Lohse (@carolclevelandsings)

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