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Bread book recommendations

March 21, 2014 - 5:04am -- ericreed

I'm looking for other bread books along the lines of "Advanced Bread and Pastry" by Michael Suas or "Bread" by Jeffrey Hammelman. Despite just being a home baker and relatively new to it (coming up on 4 months in April!), I prefer the textbook style of Advanced Bread and Pastry and the erudition of Hamelman. My collection is getting kind of big, so I'm not sure if there is anything else out there worth getting right now.

Books I already have aside from the aforementioned:

Flour, Water, Salt, Yeast by Forkish

My Pizza by Lahey

American Pie by Reinhart

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tartine 3 bakers?

January 1, 2014 - 7:21am -- buckeyebaker

hi, happy new year. has anybody been baking from the new TARTINE THREE book? i have finally finished reading it, and was planning to dive in. was thinking to use 50/50 for the high extraction flour, and start with one of the ryes, before moving to 'ancient grains'. some of the techniques remind me of what pr did in his whole grains book (pre-soaking grains overnight, etc) so there's not much terribly new here, but i like the assortment of grains he's using. 

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The Taste of Bread - newly available as PDF ebook from Springer

December 13, 2013 - 3:04pm -- cloud9

Hi folks,

A quick heads-up...

Good news for those who pang after 'The Taste of Bread' by Prof. Calvel. It is available to buy and download in PDF format from the Springer website (the ebook version only appeared yesterday.... I've been enquiring for a couple of months now about when it would be made available). It is dearer than the Amazon kindle version which, from previews, is in black and white, but is in colour and viewable by anything that can read PDF. I have no links with Springer nor the book.


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