Comments on « Bread Alone »?
I've been trying to track down the bread book that I first encountered way back in college, the book that first got me interested in baking bread, though I was not successful and dropped the interest until recently, some 20 years later! Anyhow, I think I've finally identified it: Bread Alone by Daniel Leader. I think that's the one, but don't know since my library doesn't have a copy and I'm asking them to do an interlibrary loan.
Anyhow, I'd like to know what comments you have about that book. As I remember, Bread Alone was not just a cookbook, but also had a running narrative of the author's bread baking pursuit. Is that correect? The reviews on Amazon are all over the place. Some say the book is remarkable, others say there are a lot of inaccuracies with the measurments, and a lot of repetition. There are also reivews that say sometimes procedures are missing. One even said the book can be reduced from 300 pags to 50 pages without loss in quality! Yikes! True?
I've tried to do a search specific to "Bread Alone" in the Books subforum, but haven't found a way to do that. I have done a search for the book on this website, but that is website-wide, and I haven't found one entry that alone reviews that book.