From Library Journal
Reinhart is the author of the well-regarded Brother Juniper's Bread Book (1991. o.p.) as well as the charming Sacramental Magic in a Small-Town Cafe (LJ 9/15/94), about the cafe that grew into Brother Juniper's Bakery, in Santa Rosa, CA. Now he's teaching baking at the California Culinary Academy, and his latest book is a detailed and authoritative guide to artisan breads. The book's subtitle basically says it all, though Reinhart explains that he uses the word formula rather than recipe because he's included the "why" as well as the "how" for making his "world-class breads," from sourdoughs of all types to brioche and challah to flatbreads and pizza. A worthy addition to the elite group that includes Joe Ortiz's The Village Baker (LJ 12/92) and Daniel Leader's Bread Alone (LJ 10/15/93), this is highly recommended for all baking collections.
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From the Publisher
A detailed, authoritative guide to artisan breadsrustic and sophisticated, savory and sweetby award-winning author Peter Reinhart. Includes 50 master formulas plus 40 variations; how-to illustrations; bakers percentages; weight and volume ingredient measures; and tips on finding the best millers, suppliers, and model bakeries in North America. Winner of the 1999 James Beard Foundation Award for best baking and dessert book.
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