He’s known for crusty perfection (and that’s a compliment for this bread-maker)


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Here’s a sneak peek at what’s coming in this week’s Food section:


Mark Stambler is a no-nonsense, get-straight-to-kneading sort of guy, and the devout caretaker of 50 to 60 whole-wheat sourdough loaves that wind up each weekend at the Cheese Store of Silver Lake, Cookbook market in Echo Park and Silver Lake Farms CSA. And if you manage to nab one of those rare loaves, you’re in for a yeasty, crusty treat. Read more in the latest installment of our Artisan series, a look at food crafters in and around Los Angeles.


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