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Lisa rayner Wild Bread book

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Lisa rayner Wild Bread book

Has anyone bought and read this book.?  I just bought it on amazon based on reviews there but I would like to hear from those here on this book.


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Tamara

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OK, since there was no comments on  this book I will add my review of it.


This book by Lisa Rayner called Wild Bread Hand baked sourdough artisan breads for you own kitchen.  Is spiral bound copyrighted 2009 published by Lifeweaver.


Table of contents list 5 parts each part has chapters.  Parts are Nature of sourdough, peace of dough, sourdough breads, sustainable bread and appendix.


This book is 167 pages fully packed.  Most of the information in it I was able to find on different sources on the net.  But it is great to have it all in one place in a logical order.  Rayner from what I gather spends time on the KA forum so was there when Debra Wink went threw her discovery of PJ.


First part of the book explain the science of soughdough culture and bacteria.  History over the ages and the health benifits like low blood sugar.  Also how to get your own culture and steps for caring for it.


Second part explians the whole process of making bread with a culture.  Third part is the recipe of breads that can be made.  Part 4 cover different cookers i.e. hearth oven, solar oven, brick ovens, home oves ect. Part 5 covers resources more in depth.


All in all I would say this is a great book for all the information it has in it.  As I said alot is on the net but scattered all over.  Here it is all in one place.  If you are new to sourdough or just like a good history and teck book on it, this is a buy.  This book can help with different methods of working with a culture.  Also some good ideas of bread to try and how to use your dough for more than just sourdough loafs.