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New Releases

Floydm's picture

New Releases

Many new baking books came out in late 2011.

From the top:

Bread: A Global History by William Rubel

A cute 150 page history of baking, from Mesopotamia to the present. I'd put it around National Geographic magazine in terms of how entertaining and scholarly it is. Somewhere in the middle, neither too light nor total fluff. Under US there is an entry in the index for "hippie bakeries", so you know it isn't too serious.

Artisan Pizza and Flatbread in Five Minutes a Day by Jeff Hertzberg and Zoë Francois

A follow up to their previous two "in Five Minutes a Day" books which they talked about here. It includes gluten-free and whole grain recipes and is one of the top sellers on Amazon's charts already.

The Italian Baker, Revised by Carol Field.

I mentioned earlier that I heard that it was being reissued soon. Definitely a classic that deserves to be back in circulation.

Artisan Breads by Jan Hedh

Recently discussed by community members here. This looks like a quite interesting book, covering the core principles of artisan baking but also including quite a few Scandinavian recipes not as commonly found as the French and Italian bread recipes.

Inside the Jewish Bakery by Stan Ginsberg and Norm Berg.

Again, much discussion of this elsewhere on the site. The book is beautiful though, one I'm proud to have on my shelf and look forward to baking from. Congrats, Stan and Norm!

Finally, Ed and Jean Wood's Classic Sourdough was recently revised.

How to Make Bread by Emmanuel Hadjiandreou.

A lovely new book full of rich photography and a slew of information and recipes.

These should all be available in TFL Amazon Store and the   TFL Store.



pmccool's picture

Inside the Jewish Bakery is definitely a good read.


EvaB's picture

getting that stack would make me happy, and I'd be reading for a couple days, and then re-reading for a couple more.

They all look good, and the new recipes of Swedish and Scandianvian breads would be good, but going by the comments elsewhere I don't think I'm going to buy that one.

I've gotten three others written down, and I already have the Jewish Bakery one (it rocks) so 4 out of 6 isn't too bad.

tomsgirl's picture

Your picture makes my heart flutter! I own three "good" bread books. Crust and Crumb, BBA, and Bread. You will often find me on Amazon or Barnes and Knoble drooling over new books. Maybe Santa will be good this year a bring me a few.