Great NPR interview about a quest for the perfect loaf
Did anyone happen to hear the NPR Weekend Edition Sunday interview with William Alexander, the author of a new baking memoir called 52 Loaves? It was alternatingly hilarious and touching. In his quest for the perfect loaf, he grew his own wheat, and the oven to bake it in, travelled to France and Morocco, and restored a lost tradiition of baking to an medieval abbey in Normandy. His description of flailing wheat is priceless. You can hear interview here. His website is 52loaves.com
He has great blurbs from Jacques Pepin and Peter Reinhart, btw.