This week on Why We Cook, Erica Wides (aka Chefsmartypants) is joined in studio by guest, colleague and friend Sim Cass. Sim is a bread and baking expert. He currently teaches at the Institute of Culinary Eduaction and was a founding baker at Balthazar. Tune in to learn about the history of baking, from its prehistoric roots to it’s unfortunate Wonder Bread phase. Learn more about temperature as it relates to baking bread and why America is currently second to none when it comes to high quality bread. This episode was sponsored by Whole Foods Market. For more information visit