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Despite her protestations to the contrary, the author is a snob with too much time on her hands.
I wouldnt recommend this for anyone who dosnt already know how to bake bread, but anyone who wants to learn to make better bread should definitely get this book.
I have yet to encounter a book that provides so much information on the making of bread and using of natural yeast starters.
I'm in love with this book. You really don't kneed any other bread book except this one. Every recipe one can imagine, and then some. Read morePublished 18 days ago by Kimberly
Wonderful book. A bit daunting since Ms. Silverton is SO dedicated to baking that a novice is somewhat taken-aback, but looking forward to testing out some of the recipes and... Read morePublished 20 days ago by CAReader
I am disappointed that I have to make my own sourdough starter to use any of the recipes. A fast alternative should have been offered for those of us who are not purists. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Tali
Extremely complex . . . The Rube Goldberg approach to creating a starter and baking bread.
I like a challenge, but this borders on insanity.
Nancy offers a great discussion/instructions on the use of starters in bread baking. I doubt many home bakers will follow her instructions, including spending 2 weeks readying a... Read morePublished 7 months ago by my muses
its a good book but i was not aware that the entire book revolved around natural leavening. wish i had knownPublished 7 months ago by Ron M. Pontecore
I love the detail and explanations; the equipment lists are great as well. I recommend this book. SOme of the detail will test your commitment to baking.Published 9 months ago by Sebasticook