“Mr. Golper, like many comrades in the revolutionary salt-flour-water brigade, is engaged in an ancient and ceaseless battle: against the whims of working with fermenting dough whose personality can shift on a daily or even hourly basis; against the high costs of making bread in what he considers the purest manner; against decades of commercialization that have trained the American eye and palate to expect bread that is soft, gummy, pale and tasteless.
'Most people are trying to make bread as quickly as possible… I don’t think it’s healthy.'
Instead, Mr. Golper, 36, wages a loving blitz upon the miche dough, fermenting it for up to an epic 68 hours and hardening the crust with a bake that goes on for almost double the time (at a slightly lower temperature) than you would find in the average shop. The dough itself contains six different types of flour.”
“Small independent bakers in New York, California, Oregon, Virginia and North Carolina (and many points in between) are going to great lengths to approach an ideal of bread that is simultaneously cutting-edge and primordial. They’re hunting down heirloom grains, early forms of wheat like emmer and einkorn, and milling their own flour. …
They’re using unusually wet dough and stretching out fermentation times. They’re trying to conjure up the baker’s version of terroir, creating sourdough starter in the classic manner: simply by letting it sit, welcoming the bacteria in the air so the bread presumably tastes like the place where it was made.”
Women are demanding foot surgery so they can wear designer shoes in comfort
“On the surface, it looked shallow. But I came to see she needs these shoes to project confidence, they are part of her outside skin.”
Dr. Sadrieh has coined the operation the ‘Cinderella’ procedure.
"He also has coined the Perfect 10! (aesthetic toe-shortening — once administered, he said, to a 17-year-old fashion model, so she could wear the shoes her career demanded); Model T (toe-lengthening); and Foot Tuck, a fat-pad augmentation that he said helps with high heels."
Dr. Neal Blitz… calls this body part ‘the final frontier’ for those who have had work done on their faces. ‘My practice has exploded because of Manolo Blahnik, Christian Louboutin and Nicholas Kirkwood.’”
"Dr. Oliver Zong, founder of NYC Footcare and self-proclaimed ‘originator of the foot face-lift and toe tuck,’ routinely corrects such conditions as High Heel Foot (a term he coined to describe a deformed foot that’s conformed to the shape of a stiletto), and Hitchhiker’s Toe, (an abnormally large big toe that sticks out like the thumb of a hitchhiker). He recently introduced the phrase ‘Toebesity,’ which he plans to describe on his site, where flashing text promises: ‘Designer feet for designer shoes.’”
Can’t you hear me S.O.S?
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