Co-founder of the legendary Brother Junipers Bakery in Sonoma, California, author of the landmark books Brother Junipers Bread Book and Crust & Crumb, and distinguished instructor at the worlds largest culinary school, Peter Reinhart has been a ...
leader in Americas artisanal bread movement for over fifteen years. Never one to be content with yesterdays baking triumph, however, Peter continues to refine his recipes and techniques in his never-ending quest for perfect bread. In THE BREAD BAKERS APPRENTICE, Peter shares his latest bread breakthroughs, arising from his recent pilgrimage to study in several of Frances famed boulangeries and the always-enlightening time spent in the culinary academy kitchen with his students. First youll peer over Peters shoulder as he learns from Pariss most esteemed bakers, people like the brothers Poilâne and Phillippe Gosselin, whose pain ancienne has revolutionized the art of baguette making. Peter then walks readers through the twelve steps of building great bread, his clear instructions accompanied by over 100 step-by-step photographs. Then its on to over 50 new master formulas for such classic breads as rustic, chewy ciabatta, hearty pain de campagna, old-school New York bagels, and the books Holy GrailPeters version of the famed pain ancienne. En route, Peter distills hard science, advanced techniques, and food history down into a remarkably accessible and engaging resource that is as rich and multitextured as the loaves youll turn out. This is original food writing at it most captivating, teaching at its most inspired and inspiringand the rewards are some of the best breads under the sun.
Number of pages: 304
Date of publication: 01/12/2001
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