Daniel Leader is the owner and baker of the Bread Alone Bakery in New York's Catskill Mountains. Dan's food career began when, nine months short of his undergraduate philosophy degree from the University of Wisconsin, he realized his need to work with his hands as well as his mind. He enrolled at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York, graduated at the top of his class, and, worked as a chef for some of New York City's hottest restaurants, La Grenouille and the Water Club. Then, after eight years of cooking food "too fancy to eat," he became obsessed with the idea of creating something wholesome, timeless, and beautiful. Great bread and Bread Alone were born. Dan lives in Boiceville, New York, with his wife, Sharon, and four children, Liv, Nels, Octavia, and Noah.
This is a straight-forward testament to fresh, quality ingredients, preparation care and attention to details. Like you should want to know temperatures. Of everything. Read morePublished 9 days ago by wgkoch
Hands down, one of the best recipe books I've ever owned. Every loaf of bread I've baked since using this book has been the most delicious bread I've ever eaten. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Tya Collier
My artisan bread chef recommended this book and I use it constantly!Published 4 months ago by Dianne Gregg
After all these years this is still the gold standard for anyone interested in true Artisan bread.Published 5 months ago by Gerald Matthes
I bought my first copy f this book back in the mid-1990's in an attempt to learn how to bake breads like the ones featured in this book. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Marvin
Great teaching book - I've been baking for a long time & I've learned a lot!Published 9 months ago by Doodywah