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Confessions of a French Baker
Peter Mayle
140004474X
Oct 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
This petit but useful compendium contains centuries-old Provençal lessons in bread making as relayed to Francophile foodie and memoirist Mayle (A Year in Provence, etc.) by Auzet, an award-winning baker from Cavaillon, Provence. The collaboration between author and baker yields a mix of regional history, first-person essay and a portrait of a family boulangerie through the generations. The modest Auzet boils down his expertise to a few secrets: among them are that the exact combined temperature of the water, flour and kitchen air should be 56°C, and that a good kitchen scale is imperative. Traditional recipes for baguettes, batards and boules are simple, though, as with any bread made by hand, quite time consuming. To keep second-guessing to a minimum, Auzet offers helpful tips for testing both the...


The Panera Bread Cookbook: Breadmaking Essentials and Recipes from America's Favorite Bakery-Cafe
Panera Bread
140008041X
November 2004
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
If you haven’t heard of Panera Bread or come across one in your neighborhood, that’s likely to change soon. With 669 bakery-cafés in 35 states and 145 more to come this year, Panera Bread has been expanding rapidly since its founding in 1981, giving consumers across the nation a taste of artisan breads. As Peter Reinhart acknowledges in his introduction, to enjoy artisan bread in the current carbohydrate-phobic climate, much less bake one’s own, verges on heretical. But the Panera Bread Team, banking on the café’s name and America’s continuing obsession with the yeasty loaves, offers this simple cookbook, which is surprisingly short on bread recipes. The first few chapters do describe how to bake artisan breads at home using real baker’s formulas, but they omit any...


Bread Baker's Apprentice: Mastering the Art of Extraordinary Bread
Peter Reinhart
1580082688
January 2001
Hardcover
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Book Review
"A bread baker, like any true artisan or craftsman, must have the power to control outcomes," says Peter Reinhart, author of The Bread Baker's Apprentice. "Mastery comes with practice." As in many arts, you must know and understand the rules before you can break them. Reinhart encourages you to learn the science of bread making, but to never forget that vision and experimentation, not formulas, make transcendent loaves. The Bread Baker's Apprentice is broken into three sections. The first is an amusing tale of Reinhart's visit to France and his discovery of pain à l'ancienne, a cold-fermented baguette. The second section comprises a tutorial of bread-making basics and Reinhart's "Twelve Stages of Bread." And finally, the recipes: Ciabatta, Pane Siciliano, Potato Rosemary Bread, New York Deli Rye, Kaiser Rolls, and...


Bread for the Journey
Henri J. M. Nouwen
0060663766
Dec 1996
Hardcover
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Book Review
Bread for the Journey: A Daybook of Wisdom and Faith is a devotional containing meditations for every day of the year. Henry Nouwen begins the book by honing in on everyday experiences and objects. His reflection on the spiritual significance of mealtime, for instance, renders breakfast a revelatory hour: The table is one of the most intimate places in our lives. It is there that we give ourselves to one another. When we say, "Take some more, let me serve you another plate, let me pour you another glass...," we say a lot more than our words express. We invite our friends to become part of our lives. We want them to be nurtured by the same food and drink that nurture us. We desire communion. As the year progresses, Nouwen's focus shifts to the person of Jesus, the nature of the Church, and, finally, to the...


Simply Scones : Quick and Easy Recipes for More than 70 Delicious Scones and Spreads

0312015119


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Book Description
Scones make delectable treats for afternoon tea, breakfast, lunch, even midnight snacks. This tempting book features more than seventy luscious recipes for scones and spreads certain to delight both traditional and adverturesome palates:

Sweet Scones: Oat Current, Triple Chocolate Chunk, Jam-Filled Walnut, Pistachio Fig Scones
Savory Scones: Cheese, Hearty Grain, Pesto, Tex-Mex Scones
Spreads: Apple Butter, Clotted Cream, Yogurt Cheese, Chocolate Nut Butter, Raspberry Cream Cheese Spread

Plus dozens more. Special sections tell how to make perfect scones, and how to serve a scrumptious afternoon tea. If you've never indulged in a batch of fresh-baked scones, there's no reason to miss out now!


The Bread Bible
Rose Levy Beranbaum
0393057941
September 2003
Hardcover
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Book Review
Rose Levy Beranbaum's The Cake Bible introduced readers to a newly illuminating baking-book approach--a precisely detailed yet accessible recipe format emphasizing baking science. The Bread Bible follows the same plan, offering 150 recipes, arranged by type, for a great variety of baked goods--from muffins, popovers, and English muffins to sandwich loaves, focaccia, rolls, hearth breads, rye bread, challah, and more, with a particularly vivid (and passionate) stop at sourdough loaves. Instruction is abetted by 32 pages of photos plus 300 step-by-step illustrations that depict, for example, bagel forming, in exact, imitable detail. In addition, an introductory section, "The Ten Essential Steps of Making Bread," includes a particularly lucid discussion on the way yeast works plus an invaluable comparison of kneading methods....


Bread Lover's Bread Machine Cookbook: A Master Baker's 300 Favorite Recipes for Perfect-Every-Time Bread - from Every Kind of Machine
Beth Hensperger
155832156X
September 2000
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Unlike electric ice cream makers and pasta machines, the bread machine hasn't really enjoyed wholehearted acceptance in the culinary world. There are hordes of enthusiasts, no question about it, but many who consider themselves serious bakers look upon the machine with a skeptical eye. However, the newer generation of machines turns out excellent bread, and after being bombarded with know-how by this James Beard Award-winning writer, even the most reluctant may be inspired to give it a go. The book opens with an excellent orientation to both the machine and the basics of bread making. Step-by-step instructions are given for a few basic loaves. (Less helpful is a "what went wrong" section, which displays a firm grasp of the obvious.) The 300-plus recipes are so far-ranging it's hard to believe a bread exists that...


Betty Crocker's Bisquick Cookbook
Betty Crocker
0764561561
Jan 2000
Hardcover
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Book Review
No kitchen cabinet is complete without a box of Bisquick. For nearly 70 years, the familiar yellow box has been a staple for biscuits, shortcakes, and quick dinners. Updated for the millennium, Betty Crocker's Bisquick Cookbook is filled with old favorites, such as Cinnamon Streusel Coffeecake and Oven-Fried Chicken, plus new recipes for the likes of Rhubarb Meringue Torte and Thai Chicken with Spicy Peanut Sauce.

The cookbook is divided into seven sections, including such standards as "Best-Ever Breakfasts," "Savory Snacks and Breads," "Family-Pleasing Dinners," and "Delicious Desserts." There's a whole chapter on Bisquick's famous Impossibly Easy pies, featuring savory items such as Taco Pie, Salmon-Asparagus Pie, and--a favorite with the kids--Mac 'n' Cheese Pie, in addition to Coconut Pie (the very first Impossible...



100 Great Breads
Paul Hollywood
0760758867
August 2004
Paperback
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The Bread Builders: Hearth Loaves and Masonry Ovens
Daniel Wing, Alan Scott
1890132055
July 1999
Paperback
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Book Review
In recent years, a revived and burgeoning interest in wholesome, locally baked bread has swept the country, with bakeries springing up in small towns and major urban areas alike, producing an astounding variety of interesting, crusty, tasty, handmade breads. The Bread Builders explains the grains and flours, leavens and doughs, the chemistry of bread, and the physics of baking in a big book filled with helpful drawings, photographs, recipes, and tips. In a unique angle for a book on baking bread, it also includes detailed diagrams and instructions for building your own masonry bread oven from scratch.

As Laurel Robertson, author of The New Laurel's Kitchen says, "This book is ice cream for a baker! We visit legendary bakeries, meet wonderful people, learn all sorts of fascinating scientific information with practical...



Bread for Life Diet: The High-on-Carbs Weight Loss Plan That Is Easy, Effective and Proven to Last
Olga Raz
1584794631
October 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Bread is back—up to 12 or 16 slices daily in order to lose weight, says Raz, director of the nutrition department at Tel Aviv's Sourasky Medical Center. And she doesn't stop there. Pasta? No problem. Brown rice? Bring it on. The premise behind the Bread for Life diet is that consuming carbohydrates raises serotonin levels in the brain, whereas eating protein reduces them. Higher serotonin levels result in feeling full and satisfied, says Raz. When serotonin levels are too low, people tend to remain hungry and crave sweets. Raz argues this is a key reason why high protein diets fail so often. A diet high in nutritious complex carbohydrates, however, reduces cravings for fattening sweets (simple carbohydrates) as well as hunger levels in general, resulting in fewer overall calories consumed. This is...


Bread and Jam for Frances
Russell Hoban
0064430960
Jan 1993
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Frances loves nothing better than jam and bread, and turns up her nose at other kinds of food. Then her mother starts giving Frances jam and bread for breakfast, lunch and dinner. "What I am/is sick of Jam," Frances sings to herself. That's the end of Frances's jam-only days, as she discovers, in her own winsome way, that variety really is the spice of mealtimes. Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Book Description
Frances, one of children's best-loved characters for over 30 years, now springs to life even more in Bread and Jam for Frances,beautifully reillustrated in sparkling full color by Lillian Hoban. In this memorable story, Frances decides that bread and jam are all she wants to eat, and her understanding parents grant her wish'at breakfast, lunch,...


Gluten-Free Gourmet Bakes Bread: More than 200 Wheat-Free Recipes
Bette Hagman
0805060782
January 1999
Paperback
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From Library Journal
Anyone suffering from an allergy to wheat will find Hagman's newest book a godsend. The author of three earlier gluten-free cookbooks (e.g., The Gluten-Free Gourmet), she tested and retested recipes to come up with dozens of yeast breads and quick breads, rolls and muffins, crackers, and more for those who would otherwise be deprived of their "daily bread." Most of these recipes can be made either in a bread machine or by hand, and many are suitable for those with other allergies or dietary needs as well. Strongly recommended. Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

From Booklist
For people with genetically induced celiac disease, finding breads safe to eat presents significant challenges, since the very...


Panini, Bruschetta, Crostini
Viana La Place
0060095725
Aug 2002
Paperback
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From Library Journal
La Place is the author of Verdura (LJ 3/15/91), a lovely book on Italian vegetables, and coauthor with Evan Kleiman of several Italian-inspired cookbooks, including Cucina Rustica (LJ 3/15/90). Here she offers a fun, appealing, and mouth-watering collection of sandwiches and both simple and elegant bruschetta and crostini, the Italian open-faced toasts and canapes. A nice companion to Carol Field's book on merende ("snacks"), Italy in Small Bites (LJ 9/15/93), this is recommended for most collections. [BOMC HomeStyle alternate.]Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

From Booklist
La Place's fifth Italian recipe collection is all about sandwiches. Nothing is complicated; simply use the freshest of breads,...


Baking and Pastry : Mastering the Art and Craft
Culinary Institute of America (Editor)
0471443824
April 1, 2004
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Having attained a sort of unofficial status as the final arbiter in American cooking, the Culinary Institute of America (that other CIA) brings the proper authority to this encyclopedic work. Surely no single chef or restaurant team would be trusted to cover such a range of subjects, from yeast doughs, quick breads, pies and cookies to confections, decorations and wedding cakes. Unfortunately, this comprehensiveness is matched by a sense of style befitting an encyclopedia, or, perhaps more accurately, a textbook. Sections in the introduction on "dressing for safety" and "managing human resources" make it clear that the CIA (and Wiley) intend to sell more than a few copies to students and working chefs. The home cook who skips right to the recipes will sooner or later be frustrated by the professional quantities...


Bread
Jeffrey Hamelman
0471168572
Sept 2004
Hardcover
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Review
"...comprehensive illustrated manual..." (Food Science & Technology Abstracts, Vol 37 (7) 2005)

Book Description
The warm, complex aroma of a fresh-baked loaf of bread can be utterly tantalizing; the first bite, a revelation. In Bread: A Baker's Book of Techniques and Recipes, award-winning master baker Jeffrey Hamelman presents the definitive, one-stop reference on the art and science of bread baking - a kitchen essential for seasoned home bakers and professionals alike. Hamelman, a professional baker for nearly three decades, was a member of the United States national baking team that won first place in the 1996 Coupe du Monde de la Boulangerie, the bread-baking World Cup. Here, he shares this experience, putting world-class artisanal loaves within reach of...


The Bread Machine Cookbook
Donna Rathmell German
1558670254
May 1991
Paperback
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Book Description
The first bread machine cookbook on the market offers more than 130 recipes for white, wholegrain, cheese, fruit, vegetable, herb and spice breads, sourdough loaves, rolls, croissants and breadsticks. Recipes appear in 3 sizes to accommodate any machine make or model. Author Donna German continues to test these recipes on over 50 types of bread machines. This book is so popular, it inspired a 6-book series.

About the Author
If it contains flours and grains, Donna Rathmell German has probably written a book about it! With more than 5 million books sold, she is the leading expert on bread machine baking, and the author of many books on the subject, including The Bread Machine Cookbook series, The Pasta Machine Cookbook, The Best Pizza is Made at Home and The...


Bread
Eric Treuille
0756603706
April 2004
Hardcover
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Book Review
Take one French food authority and author, one Italian food authority and author, give them a subject like bread and a publisher like Britain's Dorling Kindersley, and the result can't help but be one of the more engaging books on bread and bread baking. DK Publishing is of the seeing-is-believing school of cookbooks, and this philosophy works particularly well in their Ultimate Bread. The opening plates of the world of bread are enough in and of themselves to drive anyone--beginner or expert baker--right into the kitchen.

The "Baking Essentials" section shows and explains the differences in various kinds of flour, wheat and nonwheat, as well as the basic ingredients (yeast, oil, eggs, salt--not a long list) and tools. The "Basic Techniques" section shows you exactly what dough should look like in the various stages of...



Dough : Simple Contemporary Breads
Richard Bertinet
1904920209
October 25, 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
For all those who do not want to eat mass produced sliced bread filled with chemicals and preservatives help is at hand. Chef, teacher and baker extraordinaire Richard Bertinet gets back to basics and shows that, far from being hard or time-consuming, baking bread is quick and easy. Dough breaks down the bread making process into easy-to-follow and achievable steps using just four simple ingredients yeast, flour, water and salt. An instructional DVD accompanies the book to help illustrate and ease the process of working with dough. In his book Bertinet explores five different doughs White, Olive, Brown, Rye and Sweet and shows how from these parent doughs you can bake a vastvariety of breads really easily. Though the doughs vary, the technique for making each one is identical. The beauty of it is that it takes no...


Bread Machine Magic, Revised Edition: 138 Exciting Recipes Created Especially for Use in All Types of Bread Machines
Linda Rehberg
031230496X
March 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
The Long-Awaited Revised Edition of the Classic Bread Machine Book

This well-researched, top-selling bread machine cookbook is now revised to include two-pound loaves, bringing it up-to-date for today’s machines.

Bread machine bakers will be delighted with this collection of more than 130 delicious, original recipes. Enjoy fresh-baked breads at home using carefully tested recipes that include:

- San Francisco Sourdough French Bread
- Black Forest Pumpernickel
- Zucchini-Carrot Bread
- Russian Black Bread
- Banana Oatmeal Bread
- Coconut Pecan Rolls
- Caramel Sticky Buns
- Portuguese Sweet Bread
- And much more!

These wholesome, preservative-free recipes are accompanied with tips for baking the perfect loaf.

Whether you’re a newcomer to bread...


Grand Finales: A Neoclassic View of Plated Desserts
Tish Boyle, Timothy Moriarty
047129313X
January 26, 2000
Hardcover
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Book Review
Plated desserts--artfully arranged confections prepared from multiple components--are a modern restaurant mainstay. In Grand Finales, authors Tish Boyle and Timothy Moriarty present 53 such creations, the work of 23 leading American pastry chefs who have been challenged to make "neoclassic" versions of traditional desserts. Thus, for example, tart tatin, the venerable French apple galette, is reconfigured by chef Lincoln Carson as Pear Tatin with Vanilla Ice Cream and Caramel Sauce. Like the other recipes in the book, the pear tatin requires multiple subpreparations (in this case 5, though 7 to 10 elsewhere is not unusual); frequently large recipe yields (72, in one case), ingredient quantities given by weight, and restaurant-ingredient "call-fors" (like isomalt and trimoline) further alert us to the fact--unstated--that the...


Build Your Own Earth Oven : A Low-Cost, Wood-Fired Mud Oven; Simple Sourdough Bread; Perfect Loaves
Kiko Denzer
0967984602
May 15, 2000
Paperback
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From Library Journal
Denzer, an artist and builder, creates beautiful wood-fired ovens using the most widely available building material: dirt. Some earth ovens are plain while others are formed into the shape of animals or human faces. Denzer offers an explanation of basic concepts such as material selection, oven location, and design and then guides readers through the construction of their own oven. Earth ovens could be produced most anywhere using Denzer's instructions; he even shows how to build a weatherproof roof. A sourdough bread recipe is included. Appealing to a diverse audience of bakers, outdoor cooks, traditional crafts persons, and perhaps even homeschoolers looking for a project, this title should be part of most public library collections. Copyright 2001 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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BEARD ON BREAD
James Beard
0394473450


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Book Description
Since the early 1970s, more than 250,000 bread lovers have relied on Beard on Bread to show them exactly how to make the most out-of-this-world breads imaginable. Now, this classic collection of 100 scrumptuous bread recipes is available in a new trade paperback edition featuring more than 90 illustrations by Karl Stuecklen. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

Inside Flap Copy
For everyone who wants to make wonderful, hearty, delicious breads of all kinds, turn to the bread expert, James Beard. Step-by-step, with detailed, understandable instructions, this is the book and the author who are going to turn you into an expert bread baker. --This text refers to the Mass Market Paperback edition.

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