About Jim Lahey

Jim Lahey

Jim Lahey is the creator of the original (and innovative) no-knead bread recipe, first published in the New York Times and later the basis of his first cookbook, My Bread. Lahey studied sculpture before turning to the art of bread baking in Italy. He’s the owner of Sullivan Street Bakery and Co., a pizza restaurant, both in New York City. @jimlaheyssb

A thin circle of stretched pizza dough being tossed in the air.

Jim Lahey’s Pizza Dough

We know you’ve always wanted to fling pizza dough like a boss. This recipe from master bread baker (and pizza flinger!) Jim Lahey helps you do exactly that.

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  • 18 H
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Jim Lahey's white pizza on a parchment-lined plate with water glasses stacked behind it.

Jim Lahey’s White Pizza

A superlative—and unconventional—white pizza with a sheen of béchamel, a trio of cheeses, and a magnificently thin and boldly charred crust. So long, takeout.

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  • 1 H
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A loaf of Jim Lahey's pane bianco on a white wooden board.

Jim Lahey’s Pane Bianco

Crunchy on the outside and soul-sighingly soft inside, this simple no-knead sourdough recipe from Jim Lahey turns out a classic Italian loaf that would pass muster at any trattoria.

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  • 1 D, 11 H
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Cast-iron pot with a loaf of Jim Lahey's no-knead whole-wheat bread on a gray background

Jim Lahey’s No-Knead Whole-Wheat Bread

Bread that’s homemade, healthful, and has no need for kneading? Believe it. All that’s left to do is let this rugged loaf bake while you bask in its impending goodness.

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A pot of creamy easy bechamel sauce with a spoon inside

Easy Béchamel Sauce

Who knew that baking legend Jim Lahey’s brilliance extended not just to bread and pizza maverick but béchamel whisperer?

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Five no-knead baguettes by Jim Lahey, some with sliced tomato, some with garlic and olives

Jim Lahey’s No-Knead Small Baguette

Jim Lahey’s no-knead small baguettes are an easy-to-make bread. No knead, no fuss, these baguettes are baked on a baking sheet for a crispy, brittle crust.

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  • 45 M
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