“[Whitley] communicates from his heart how anyone can easily participate in the joys and rewards of the bread baking craft.” —Peter Reinhart, James Beard Award–winning author of The Bread Baker’s Apprentice
In Bread Matters, Andrew Whitley, professional organic baker, founder of Bread Matters, and cofounder of the Real Bread Campaign, exposes the terrible state of modern commercial bread and shares his recipes for making great, nutritious bread at home.
Using the skills he has amassed during more than twenty-five years as a professional bread baker, Whitley clearly explains the process in detailed discussions of the tools, ingredients, methods, and tricks of the breadmaking trade. He also offers more than fifty foolproof recipes for all types of bread, including yeast-free and gluten-free loaves, as well as uses for leftover crumbs once they’ve passed their prime.
Bread Matters is an essential bread book for beginning and seasoned bakers alike. Once you see how easy it is to make your own delicious bread at home, you may never buy commercial bread again.
“Now and then, a book about food is so revelatory, so shocking, that it is likely to change the industry. Andrew Whitley’s new book is such a work.” —The Daily Telegraph
“What an important book; passionate and polemical and full of truth. The chapter too on gluten-free baking is original and inspiring.” —Sunday Telegraph and New Statesman
“Whitley gets down to brass tacks about what exactly makes artisan bread healthier and tastier, then offers such alluring cases in point as arkatena from Cyprus . . . and dozens of others, both savory and sweet.” —Saveur