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In Search of the Perfect Loaf : A Home Baker's Odyssey (Reprint) (Paperback) (Samuel Fromartz)

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An irresistible account of bread, bread baking, and one home baker’s journey to master his craftIn 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 baguettewhich 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.
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.
Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 306
Genre: Biography + Autobiography, Cooking + Food + Wine
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
Author: Samuel Fromartz
Language: English
Street Date: July 21, 2015
TCIN: 17288978
UPC: 9780143127628
Item Number (DPCI): 247-08-7834
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