A Poll: If you could only have one...
breadabook what would it be?
I'm asking this for a personal reason. I have a big interest in all things cooking, and have shelves (and boxes) full of cookbooks on a wide variety of subjects. Since the maturation of the Internet, I've learned I can find recipes, formulae, techniques, equipment reviews, hints, opinions, misinformation, and downright lies on any cooking genre, including artisanal baking. With one or two exceptions I hadn't purchased a cookbook since 1997. Until...
I developed this renewed interest in breadbaking--to be honest, an obsessive interest! In the past three months I've purchased three bread baking books.
I'm retired, and we live on a comfortable, but budgeted income, with some modest additions from my writing, and Yvonne's webmastering, and vintage jewelry sales.
And our house is small; to paraphrase an old saw, "So many books, so little shelf space."
This website is higher-power sent, but it is also repleat with BBA, Rienhart, DiMuzio, Crust and Crumb, Flatbreads of Northern Mongolia, and on and on. Temptations to buy are in every thread!
Please give me a considered answer. I've made a resolution: I will only buy ONE MORE baking book!
P.S. I'll compile and post your responses.