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Publisher Description

William Alexander is determined to bake the perfect loaf of bread. He tasted it long ago, in a restaurant, and has been trying to reproduce it ever since. Without success. Now, on the theory that practice makes perfect, he sets out to bake peasant bread every week until he gets it right. He bakes his loaf from scratch. And because Alexander is nothing if not thorough, he really means from scratch: growing, harvesting, winnowing, threshing, and milling his own wheat.
 
An original take on the six-thousand-year-old staple of life, 52 Loaves explores the nature of obsession, the meditative quality of ritual, the futility of trying to re-create something perfect, our deep connection to the earth, and the mysterious instinct that makes all of us respond to the aroma of baking bread.

GENRE
Cookbooks, Food & Wine
RELEASED
2011
October 25
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
352
Pages
PUBLISHER
Algonquin Books
SELLER
Workman Publishing Co., Inc.
SIZE
30.4
MB

Customer Reviews

theappleofadam ,

Charming

I wish I had the patience and metabolism to mimic this journey. Like his previous book, this author has made a esoteric activity, traditional bread baking, and showed how it can be a path to self discovery. A beautiful build up to a fantastic climax that is charming and friendly. Thank you for writing it.

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