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Living Bread - The Book

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albacore

Living Bread - The Book

Anyone read Living Bread by Daniel Leader?

Thoughts?

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suave

I looked at it briefly and I did not hate it, but I find it hard to get excited about yet another random compilation of French recipes.  May be I'll get it at some point later, but I keep reminding myself that so far I've used exactly zero recipes out of my last 3 purchases.

PS.  I did enjoy the part where he mentions stone-milling and fetishism in the same sentence.

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albacore

Yes, how many "recipes" in a bread book or cookbook do we ever actually use? Even in a book you like and treasure I bet it's seldom more than 25%.

It's tempting to get the Kindle version because they are often a lot cheaper, but I got "The Handmade Loaf" in Kindle when it was on offer and it's just about impossible to follow. Recipe books definitely need real pages.

Lance