Under construction, off to the right, is a new set of categories called “Joe’s Baking Basics”. They’re an attempt, not unlike “Joe’s How-To’s” to make this site more broadly useful as a reference tool. Much as I enjoy the ephemeral, sweeping nature of the blog format, it’s been pointed out that for those who don’t wish do live their baking lives according to my day-to-day whims, joepastry.com isn’t terribly helpful. As much as I hate to admit that there may be people out there who do not wish to live their lives according to my whims, these critics have a point. So look for increasing amounts of practical and/or factual information to be codified over there in the category bar. For the rest of my goofy essay-type material, I’m afraid you’ll be forced to dig.