I've been baking bread for some 40 years but the technology of bread has changed so much that it's like staring all over again. And, in some ways, given that I'm a know-it-all stubborn mule, it's even harder.
Can you give me your favorite websites for sourdough and artisan breads to bring me up to date and break me of the rise-punch down-shape mentality?
Thanks so much. It pretty exciting to start over fresh but I also need the training wheels.
The Fresh Loaf
King Arthur Flour - The Baker's Forum
108 Breads Blog
San Francisco Baking Institute
Real Baking with Rose Levy Beranbaum
Peter Reinhart Weblog
Pizza Quest by Peter Reinhart
Most of the sites like freshloaf, Peter Reinhart, etc. are more traditional bread baking like you do. Are you looking for newer equipment, eg kneading w/ food processor, bread machine, stand mixer? If so,I'd highly recommend anything based on RL Berembaum's Bread Bible. I like the book but only checked it out of the library. It's still rise/punch down/shape. For something other than that Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes has a good site--mix and leave dough in refrigerator,
I know you were looking for sites but another book for no knead is My Bread by Jim Lahey.