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

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PETER REINHART is a full-time baking instructor at Johnson & Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island. He is the author of the acclaimedBrother 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, andPeter 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’sOne Union Station.
Co-founder of the legendary Brother Juniper’s Bakery, author of the landmark booksBrother 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 famedboulangeries 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, whosepain 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 rusticciabatta, hearty pain de campagne, old-school New York bagels, and the book’s Holy Grail–Peter’s version of the famedpain 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.


ISBN 9781580082686
Genre COOKING / Courses & Dishes / Bread
Format Hardcover
Pages 304
Publisher Date 2001-12-01 00:00:00.0
Publisher Ten Speed Pr
Copyright Year 2001
Height 10.25 in
Wdth 9.25 in
Thickness 1.0 in
Unit weight 3.25 lb
Language English
Subtitle Mastering the Art of Extraordinary Bread
Audience General/trade
Authors Reinhart, Peter

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  • best bread book *ever*
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    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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    I've made several of the recipes, all of which are detailed and easy to follow.

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  • very informative
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    easy to follow instructions

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  • no more store bread
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    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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  • Good book
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    It is a very good book. love it. But the shipping is slow.

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

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