The Bread Baker's Apprentice: Mastering the Art of Extraordinary Bread (Hardcover)
 
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The Bread Baker's Apprentice: Mastering the Art of Extraordinary Bread (Hardcover)

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    Co-founder of the legendary Brother Juniper’s Bakery, author of the landmark books Brother Juniper’s Bread Book and Crust & Crumb, and distinguished instructor at the world’s largest culinary academy, Peter Reinhart has been a leader in A......more

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Co-founder of the legendary Brother Juniper’s Bakery, author of the landmark books Brother Juniper’s Bread Book and Crust & Crumb, and distinguished instructor at the world’s largest culinary academy, Peter Reinhart has been a leader in America’s artisanal bread movement for over fifteen years. Never one to be content with yesterday’s baking triumph, however, Peter continues to refine his recipes and techniques in his never-ending quest for extraordinary bread.

In The Bread Baker’s Apprentice, Peter shares his latest bread breakthroughs, arising from his study in several of France’s famed boulangeries and the always-enlightening time spent in the culinary academy kitchen with his students. Peer over Peter’s shoulder as he learns from Paris’s most esteemed bakers, like Lionel Poilane and Phillippe Gosselin, whose pain a l’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.

You’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 book’s Holy Grail–Peter’s version of the famed pain a l’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 you’ll turn out. This is original food writing at its most captivating, teaching at its most inspired and inspiring–and the rewards are some of the best breads under the sun.

PETER REINHART is a full-time baking instructor at Johnson & Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island. He is the author of the acclaimed Brother Juniper’s Bread Book: Slow Rise as Method and Metaphor, Sacramental Magic in a Small-Town Cafe, Bread Upon the Waters, Crust & Crumb, the winner of the James Beard/KitchenAid Cookbook Award in 1998, and Peter Reinhart’s Whole Grain Breads, the winner of the James Beard Cookbook Award in 2008. Peter is a regular commentator on food and culture for public radio’s One Union Station.

Author:
Reinhart, Peter
Genre:
COOKING / Courses & Dishes / Bread
Audience:
General/trade
Format:
Hardcover
Pages:
304
Language:
English
Publisher:
Ten Speed Pr
Publish Date:
12/01/2001
Copyright Year:
2001
ISBN:
9781580082686
Height:
10.25 in
Wdth:
9.25 in
Thickness:
1.0 in
Unit weight:
3.25 lb
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  • best bread book *ever*

    I was a pretty good bread baker before, or so I thought. Mr. Reinhart has taught me that a lot of the folk wisdom about home breads is totally wrong (for example, I no longer proof my bread in a warm place). Using his techniques, I've been producing wonderful, flavorful breads with perfect crusts -- neither too soft nor too crunchy -- and even interiors. If you're even slightly serious about bread baking, this book is worth the price several times over.

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  • no more store bread

    Checked this book out from the library . Liked it so much bought one for me and one for relative . If you want the best raisin bread ever , want to save money , or just want to go back to self sufficient living this is the book . It will pay for itself in 2 weeks . Especially if your a "prepper" this is a must for your book shelf .

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    hustlehurley from indiana, Mar 2, 2012

  • Good book

    It is a very good book. love it. But the shipping is slow.

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    oannie from Rochester, NY, Jan 6, 2012

  • best book!

    I bought this book for my husband who has a passion for bread. It exceeded my expectations!

    • How did the image on site compare with the actual product? Perfect
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    • Please tell us about the quality of the product. High quality
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    pinkieoutlinie from eastern connecticut, Sep 7, 2011

  • Great in-depth, Very complete collection of recipe

    Well, the book is the book. You pretty much get the book that you ordered, so no problems there. As far as the content, I'm really enjoying reading it. I'm learning so much about baking that I never understood before. I thought in terms of baking, I was a pretty advanced (or maybe adventurous is the right word). But there was so much I didn't know and understand. I like that the collection of recipes is very complete. There are a lot of recipes I didn't expect to see, like bagels and cinnamon rolls.

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    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
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    greginsunnyvale from Sunnyvale, CA, Sep 3, 2011

  • Great book!

    If you want to make some of the best bread you have ever tasted, just get this book and start baking. Very informative, this will take you through the steps of bread baking to fulfill your every desire. All bread bakers know there are some very dangerous pitfalls to trying new breads and some of the more unusual. They can be as elusive as our dreams at times, but this takes you through each one, step by step and with each success you will gain the courage to try another one. I highly recommend this book to all.

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    • How is the quality of the product? Excellent
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    chynarose from USA, Jun 26, 2011

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