Les Saidel

Les Saidel

Les Saidel, a master baker originally from Johannesburg, South Africa, lives in Karnei Shomron with his wife Sheryl and four children. He is CEO of the Saidel Jewish Baking Center (www.jewishbakingcenter.com), that specializes in baking and teaching how to bake healthy, traditional Jewish bread. He also manages the Showbread Institute (www.showbreadinstitute.org) which researches the biblical showbread.

The psychology of flour during the coronavirus pandemic

07/02/2020
‘WHAT IS Oobleck?’ you may ask. Why, a slimy green substance coined by Dr. Seuss!

Fun chemistry for the kitchen

05/21/2020

In the Grain: A baker’s answer to the coronavirus

03/28/2020
Anatomy of a grain

Despite millennia of research, flour still holds secrets

02/20/2020
SKETCH OF the Temple’s Menorah as described in Exodus, by Fray Juan Ricci (1600–1681)

The spiritual sufganiya

12/12/2019
DABO, THE traditional Sabbath bread of Ethiopian Jewry.

Shabbat breads - exotic style!

11/20/2019

The circle of a year

09/26/2019

Romancing the ciabatta

08/28/2019
Bread

In the Grain: Reminiscences of a baker

06/26/2019

Seven weeks dreaming of barley in Jerusalem

05/08/2019

Spring in your oven

03/30/2019
Hanukka Donuts

Who invented the beloved doughnut?

12/05/2018
Simhat Beit Hashoeva in Yitzhar

Sukkot: The Festival of water

09/20/2018

Ten commandments of bread baking

08/22/2018
Wheat field

A history of humanity's favorite staple: Wheat

07/07/2018
The frst secret of pita/lafa baking is a very hot  oven and a very short bake

Life in a lafa

04/18/2018

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