In Search of the Perfect Loaf

In Search of the Perfect Loaf

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An irresistible account of bread, bread baking, and one home bakera€™s journey to master his craft In 2009, journalist Samuel Fromartz was offered the assignment of a lifetime: to travel to France to work in a boulangerie. So began his quest to hone not just his homemade baguettea€”which later beat out professional bakeries to win the a€œBest Baguette of D.C.a€a€”but his knowledge of bread, from seed to table. For the next four years, Fromartz traveled across the United States and Europe, perfecting his sourdough in California, his whole grain rye in Berlin, and his country wheat in the South of France. Along the way, he met historians, millers, farmers, wheat geneticists, sourdough biochemists, and everyone in between, learning about the history of breadmaking, the science of fermentation, and more. The result is an informative yet personal account of bread and breadbaking, complete with detailed recipes, tips, and beautiful photographs. Entertaining and inspiring, this book will be a touchstone for a new generation of bakers and a must-read for anyone who wants to take a deeper look at this deceptively ordinary, exceptionally delicious staple: handmade bread.There are plenty of bread cookbooks on the market, but this is the first narrative account to explain the history and science of bread - along with Fromartza#39;s own tips and recipes for baking professional-quality loaves in an ordinary home ...

Title:In Search of the Perfect Loaf
Author:Samuel Fromartz
Publisher:Penguin Books - 2015-07-21


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