The Bread Baker's Apprentice

The Bread Baker's Apprentice

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Co-founder of the legendary Brother Junipera€™s Bakery, author of the landmark books Brother Junipera€™s Bread Book and Crust a Crumb, and distinguished instructor at the worlda€™s largest culinary academy, Peter Reinhart has been a leader in Americaa€™s artisanal bread movement for over fifteen years. Never one to be content with yesterdaya€™s baking triumph, however, Peter continues to refine his recipes and techniques in his never-ending quest for extraordinary bread. In The Bread Bakera€™s Apprentice, Peter shares his latest bread breakthroughs, arising from his study in several of Francea€™s famed boulangeries and the always-enlightening time spent in the culinary academy kitchen with his students. Peer over Petera€™s shoulder as he learns from Parisa€™s most esteemed bakers, like Lionel PoilAcne and Phillippe Gosselin, whose pain An la€™ancienne has revolutionized the art of baguette making. Then stand alongside his students in the kitchen as Peter teaches the classic twelve stages of building bread, his clear instructions accompanied by over 100 step-by-step photographs. Youa€™ll put newfound knowledge into practice with 50 new master formulas for such classic breads as rustic ciabatta, hearty pain de campagne, old-school New York bagels, and the booka€™s Holy Graila€“Petera€™s version of the famed pain An la€™ancienne. En route, Peter distills hard science, advanced techniques, and food history into a remarkably accessible and engaging resource that is as rich and multitextured as the loaves youa€™ll turn out. This is original food writing at its most captivating, teaching at its most inspired and inspiringa€“and the rewards are some of the best breads under the sun.Bread machines have become common household gadgets, and many of them are actually being used and are not just sitting on the counter like last yeara#39;s toy. ... Worldencyclopediaa€ books on bread, a€œultimatea€ books on bread, books on artisan breads and the bakers who make them, ... person who made a snobbish remark about bread, Marie Antoinette, lost her head over it (a€œLet them eat brioche, a€ sheanbsp;...

Title:The Bread Baker's Apprentice
Author:Peter Reinhart
Publisher:Ten Speed Press - 2011-04-06


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