The Bread Builders: Hearth Loaves and Masonry Ovens

By | November 20, 2017
The Bread Builders: Hearth Loaves and Masonry Ovens Author Daniel Wing
ISBN-10 1890132055
ISBN-13 9781890132057
Year 1999-07-01
Pages 250
Language English
Publisher Chelsea Green Publishing
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Creating the perfect loaf of bread a challenge that has captivated bakers for centuries is now the rage in the hippest places from Waitsfield Vermont to Point Reyes Station California Like the new generation of beer drinkers who consciously seek out distinctive craft brewed beers many people find that their palates have been reawakened and re educated by the taste of locally baked whole grain breads Today s village bakers are finding an important new role linking tradition with a sophisticated new understanding of natural levens baking science and oven construction Daniel Wing a lover of all things artisinal had long enjoyed baking his own sourdough bread His quest for the perfect loaf began with serious study of the history and chemistry of bread baking and eventually led to an apprenticeship with Alan Scott the most influential builder of masonry ovens in America Alan and Daniel have teamed up to write this thoughtful entertaining and authoritative book that shows you how to bake superb healthful bread and build your own masonry oven The authors profile more than a dozen small scale bakers around the U S whose practices embody the holistic principles of community oriented baking based on whole grains and natural leavens The Bread Builders will appeal to a broad range of readers including Connoisseurs of good bread and good food Home bakers interested in taking their bread and pizza to the next level of excellence Passionate bakers who fantasize about making a living by starting their own small bakery Do it yourselfers looking for the next small construction project Small scale commercial bakers seeking inspiration the most up to date knowledge about the entire bread baking process and a marketing edge

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