In Search of the Perfect Loaf

In Search of the Perfect Loaf

A Home Baker's Odyssey

Book - 2014
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" An irresistible account of bread, bread baking, and one home baker'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 baguette-which later beat out professional bakeries to win the "Best Baguette of D.C."-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"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2014
ISBN: 9780670025619
Characteristics: xii, 306 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm


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Nov 20, 2016

Interesting history throughout and lots of details if you are a breadbaker.

Apr 15, 2016

I wish I could like this book better. I'm sure the results taste good. But the recipes are finicky and convoluted. Unless you are a dedicated fusspot, other home bread recipes in many books offer excellent results and are not so labor intensive.

Dec 21, 2015

I read quite a few books about bread baking but this was the only one that was worth got me into a new hobby. I loved it and the recipes actually work.


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Mar 16, 2017

k_47 thinks this title is suitable for 23 years and over


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