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In search of the perfect loaf : a home baker's odyssey

Title
In search of the perfect loaf : a home baker's odyssey / Samuel Fromartz.
Author
Fromartz, Samuel.
Publication
New York, New York : Viking, 2014.

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Description
xii, 306 pages : illustrations; 22 cm
Subject
Bibliography (note)
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
Boulangerie Delmontel's baguette -- Culturing wild leaven in my kitchen -- California and the country loaf -- Re-creating a diverse grain pantry -- Turkey red: heritage grains and the roots of the breadbasket -- A rye journey to Berlin -- Local bread in Cucugnan and Cobb Neck.
Call Number
JFD 14-3359
ISBN
  • 9780670025619 (hardback)
  • 0670025615 (hardback)
LCCN
2014004522
OCLC
  • 870919618
  • 870919618
Author
Fromartz, Samuel.
Title
In search of the perfect loaf : a home baker's odyssey / Samuel Fromartz.
Publisher
New York, New York : Viking, 2014.
Type of Content
text
Type of Medium
unmediated
Type of Carrier
volume
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary
" 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.
Research Call Number
JFD 14-3359
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