Hi from the UK!
Hi, I'm Jeni,
I have been an occasional bread baker for 30 years or more - Elizabeth David's wonderful 'English Bread and Yeast Cookery' was my first reference, and bible! I always loved making my own breads and had some success, but lacked the time then to explore further or to develop my skills beyond the basics. Now I have more time, and started working with sourdough about 6 months ago, with mixed success - I am really keen to expand my skills and develop as a baker. This site looks wonderful and everyone is so positive and enthusiastic, so I'm hoping my bakery learning curve is about to skyrocket!
I have one question - I have just ordered 'The Taste of Bread' in translation, but afterwards read a review stating that there are a number of errors, including in the formulas, which are not present in the French version. I looked into ordering the French version, but although it used to be relatively cheap, it is now way MORE expensive than the translation - nearly 300 Euros on Amazon.fr. Does anyone have the translated version, and have they had problems with errors?
Thanks, and nice to meet you all!