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Mark Stambler's Award-Winning Backyard Bread

Mark Stambler's award winning pain levain.
Mark Stambler's award winning pain levain.
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Mark Stambler didn’t like the bread he found in stores and restaurants, so he built his own bread oven in the backyard of his home in Silverlake. Food writer and Eat LA contributor Miles Clements finds out how he made it, and tastes the bread -- which won a blue ribbon at the state fair. Click through for more pictures!


Stambler grinds these whole grain when making his flour

Mark Stambler's blue ribbons, one from the LA County Fair, the other from the California State Fair. Both for best French Bread.