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Flatbreads Book?

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Loafer

Flatbreads Book?

Does anyone have a particular recommendation for a book that is either entirely about flatbreads or at least contains a nice large section on them?  Honestly, I'm mostly interested in the Indian flatbreads, but I'd love to learn some of the Eastern Europe, Mediterranean and African flatbreads as well.

I'd also appreciate links to any of your favorite recipes on the Fresh Loaf or elsewhere.

-Toby

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Judon

Flatbreads & Flavors: A Baker's Atlas by Jeffrey Alford and Naomi Duquid.

Check their other books out of the library when you want eye candy (and great recipes and stories) -

Mangoes & Curry Leaves: Culinary Travels Through the Great Subcontinent, Hot Sour Salty Sweet: A Culinary Journey Through Southeast Asia, and Beyond the Great Wall: Recipes and Travels in the Other China

 

Judy

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Eli

If in your quest for flatbreads you find something, kind of hard to describe, I had some that was almost like a lavash but crispier and very, very thin. I was told it was an Indian type bread. I haven't been able to find any and the restuarant (fusion quisine) has gone out of business. It was served as an appetizer with minced sashimi (tuna). If you run across anything you think might be close would you share. I have tried every place to find something similar.

Thanks,

Eli

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noa

Sounds like papad. Is it?

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Eli

I am researching further but that really looks like what I had. Now if I can find some around here in Atlanta.

Thanks so much!!!!! I'm excited.

Eli

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Eli

Thank you so much!!! MY papad came in today and it is exactly what I had. Thank you , Thank you! We are having sashimi appetizers this week!!! I love the TFL!

Eli

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PaddyL

OR Flavors, is a wonderful book.

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cady

 

While this is not a recipe, it is a source. A friend introduced us to them. He just put them directly over the flame on the cook-top.

 

http://store.indianfoodsco.com/

 

 

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Eli

I really think this is it. I am going to order online and see what comes back. Thank you all for the help.I had given up on them.

E

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noa

Glad to have helped. TFL is amazing, even for shameless lurkers like me.