In Search of the Perfect Loaf: A Home Baker's Odyssey

Samuel Fromartz


"An priceless consultant for starting bakers."—The long island Times 

An impossible to resist account of bread, bread baking, and one domestic baker’s trip to grasp his craft

In 2009, journalist Samuel Fromartz was once provided the project of an entire life: to go back and forth to France to paintings in a boulangerie. So started his quest to hone not only his home made baguette—which later beat out specialist bakeries to win the “Best Baguette of D.C.”—but his wisdom of bread, from seed to table.

For the subsequent 4 years, Fromartz traveled around the usa and Europe, perfecting his sourdough in California, his complete grain rye in Berlin, and his kingdom wheat within the South of France. alongside the way in which, he met historians, millers, farmers, wheat geneticists, sourdough biochemists, and everybody in among, studying concerning the background of breadmaking, the technology of fermentation, and extra. the result's an informative but own account of bread and breadbaking, entire with unique recipes, suggestions, and lovely photographs.

interesting and encouraging, this ebook might be a touchstone for a brand new new release of bakers and a must-read for an individual who desires to take a deeper examine this deceptively traditional, awfully scrumptious staple: home made bread.

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