By Martin Philip
"I bake since it connects my soul to my palms, and my middle to my mouth."—Martin Philip
A fantastic, relocating meditation on craft and love, and an intimate portrait of baking and our communion with food—complete with seventy-five unique recipes and illustrated with dozens of photos and unique hand-drawn illustrations—from the top bread baker of King Arthur Flour.
Yearning for inventive connection, Martin Philip traded his finance occupation in long island urban for an entry-level baker place at King Arthur Flour in rural Vermont. a real Renaissance guy, the opera singer, banjo participant, and passionate beginner baker labored his method up, finally turning into head bread baker. yet Philip is not only a skilled craftsman; he's a bread shaman. Being a baker isn’t simply gaining knowledge of the chemistry of flour, salt, water, and yeast; it truly is being an alchemist—perfecting the transformation of easy parts into a chic expression of the soul.
Breaking Bread is an intimate travel of Philip’s kitchen, brain, and middle. via seventy-five unique recipes and existence tales advised with incandescent prose, he stocks not just the secrets and techniques to making loaves of exceptional good looks and style however the secrets and techniques to a great lifestyles. From the butter biscuits, pecan pie, and whiskey bread pudding of his adolescence within the Ozarks to French baguettes and focaccias, bagels and truffles, cinnamon buns and ginger scones, Breaking Bread is a consultant to wholeheartedly embracing the employees of life.
Philip lightly courses amateur bakers and provides recipes and methods for the main complex degrees. He additionally contains a large technical part overlaying the bread-making method, instruments, and components. As he illuminates an artisan’s odyssey and a existence lived passionately, he unearths how the act of baking deals religious connection to our pasts, our households, our tradition and groups, and, finally, ourselves. beautiful, sensuous, and delectable, Breaking Bread evokes us to take dangers, make bolder offerings, reside extra absolutely, and bake bread and holiday it with these we love.
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Breaking Bread: A Baker's Journey Home in 75 Recipes by Martin Philip