Did anyone see Steven Kaplan on Conan O'brien last night?
I didn't see it last night, but I'm watching it now online. Click on "Bread Expert".
Update: here is a better link.
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I just saw a review in the TLS about his book: Good Bread is Back. Has anyone read it? The review was very positive. Sorry if this is an old issue.
Baking in Ohio
I really enjoyed the TLS review, which is a few pages long and summarizes a lot of the information in the book. I think it was interesting to me from a historical and cultural standpoint. I definitely wouldn't want to have been a bakers' boy 100 years ago! I won't buy the book, but may read parts of it if the library carries it.
My review of Good Bread is Back is here.
It has been a few months since I've read it. My opinion hasn't really changed in that time... it is fairly arcane, but if you are a Francophile, a professional baker, or interested in labor history is quite interesting. For just a everyday baker? I wouldn't suggest it.