The Fresh Loaf

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JIP's picture


                                       I am very excited about this and my wife just doesn't seem to share my excitement so I thought I would post it here.  I got a hardcover copy of Maggie Gleezer's Artisian Baking book today at half price books for just $10 today.  As I said I figured some of you here would share my excitement in such a great find so I thought I would post. 

foolishpoolish's picture

Yay!! Way to go. Good deal too.

Looking forward to hearing and seeing what you make with the recipes. I'm sure your wife will be happy to share in that :)


suave's picture

Indeed, this is a great deal.  Older hardcover version looks so much better than the new one.


JIP's picture

Well actually I used to have it out on extended loan from the library (I think I kept renewing it for 2-3 months).  The Acme baguette recipe in it is just about the only one I used in it on a regular basis but between that and the great visuals it is my favorte book to own just to look at and read.  I think that is the part my wife doesn't understand as she has quite a few cook books but sees them as nothing but utilitarian and not for their visual appeal.  I will say there are not too many cookbooks or baking books with the wonderful visual content as this one. 

GrapevineTXoldaccount's picture

...finding a treasured book AND finding it for such a sweet price is, well,


Trishinomaha's picture

I will be checking there often - I got a cupcake cook book there last week for really cheap - what a find to get a bread classic book for $10 - I share your excitment! I will be checking half price often to add to my ever growing cookbook collection...


holds99's picture


I'm betting that you're going to love the Maggie Glezer book.  It's a real winner.  Try Thom Leonard's Country French Loaf (pg. 133).  That should please your wife...and make her happy that you made the investment.  I think this recipe is great and I have also made it using K.A. all purpose flour, exclusively, which my wife prefers, and it turned out very good.

Howard - St. Augustine, FL