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Artisan Baking Reviews
This is an excellent book for experienced home bakers. The author takes the reader through all aspects of the baking life — growing the wheat, milling the flour, mixing the dough, ovens, baking competitions, etc. — as she visits various famous artisan bakers around the country. She also provides detailed recipes shared by those bakers. The book is heavily weighted to bread baking rather than pastry baking. For anyone who loves to bake rustic breads and pastries at home, this book is a lot of [...]
Pretty. I got on a bread kick recently when I found recipes that rise over multiple days, so it isn't the old "stay home all day to bake bread" feel.ough it does end up being like that the day you finally bake anyway. I don't often sit down with the intent of actually reading a cookbook, but the interspersed essays on wholesome people baking bread, growing grain, milling wheat, etc. are interesting. The author gets so into this though that most of the recipies use some bizarre rare flour - eg wh [...]
For people who want more than just recipes, this is definitely your book. Each chapter has a theme about a specific baker or bakery, or wheat miller, or type of bread that leads into specific recipes. Many of the recipes are daunting and I haven't tried any of them. I like the book more for what it has to say about the places and people that make up the world of artisan bread baking than for the recipes, though I'm sure they're great.
This book is fascinating but overwhelming! I have only attempted one bread so far. It turned out well and I have really enjoyed reading about different bakers, baking styles, ovens, and ingredients. Of course, I am pretty nerdy
Beautiful book, interesting material, gorgeous loaves of bread, but it wasn't quite what I was looking for.
Amazing- the best book on baking bread I've read. Also well organized and easy to follow.
This is a lovely book with a minimum of misinformation (all too common in bread books), but it just doesn't teach you how to make very many breads since it's half travelogue.
Beautifully photographedMaggie Glezer gives good detail behind the recipes and bakeries that she includes. Book is well organized and good for both beginners and advanced bakers.