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As Laurel Robertson, author of The New Laurel's Kitchen says, "This book is ice cream for a baker! We visit legendary bakeries, meet wonderful people, learn all sorts of fascinating scientific information with practical usefulness in bowl and oven, and best of all, get the skinny on masonry ovens, the cherished fantasy of us all." The enthusiasm of the authors in their search for the perfect loaf of bread permeates this detailed but lively and accessible book, and will offer much of use to both amateur and professional bread makers. --Mark A. Hetts
Review from Ecology Action Newsletter-
The Bread Builders: Hearth Loaves and Masonry Ovens, by Daniel Wing and Alan Scott, is a serious book, written for people who take their bread baking seriously. It is not a cookbook but one whose object is to help the baker understand all parts of the process that go into creating an excellent loaf. As such, it is a technical journal that thoroughly details natural fermentation, bread grains and flours, leavens and dough, and dough development. The second part is about masonry ovens and their construction, since both authors agree that such an oven is a necessary part of creating the excellent loaf. Each chapter of the book includes a visit to a commercial or private venture which is using some or all of the processes being described. The book is not a light read but should prove inspiring to those wanting more information about the baking process, how to construct a masonry oven or anyone who is glad to see that these traditional methods are being nurtured rather than forgotten.
"This book is ice cream for a baker! We visit legendary bakeries, meet wonderful people, learn all sorts of fascinating scientific information with practical usefulness in bowl and oven--and best of all, get the skinny on masonry ovens, that cherished fantasy of us all."--Laurel Robertson, author of Laurel's Kitchen
Very informative and easy read.
Dan Wing and Alan Scott have provided bakers with a wonderful book that teaches these techniques and the principles that contribute to their success.
Dear Readers, this is THE book for learning all about how to build your wood fired brick oven and to learn all about naturally leavened breads.
A must-have book for anyone who is serious about good cooking and healthy eating, even if you're not planning to install an artisanal bread oven. Great reading!Published 29 days ago by Delia W.
This book is a real hard work . An excellent reference piece for any body interested in the breads . It looks like written by an architect baker . Very detailed very elaborate . Read morePublished 1 month ago by Mona
This is the most useful book we have found about building and using a masonry oven. My husband is working on blueprints and has learned a great deal from this book.Published 1 month ago by E. Adams
Great references. Covers a wide array of bread making information. I even used it for the construction of my own brick oven. Read morePublished 2 months ago by David F. Hays
Purchased as a gift and the book has good information on the history of bread and on building a variety of ovens. Read morePublished 4 months ago by SLee
I built a custom commercial wood fired baking oven with the help of this book. In depth knowledge of oven construction.Published 5 months ago by james kolb
My husband has been baking amazing bread for several years now & we want to build an outdoor kitchen including a bread oven. This book will help us to achieve our goal!Published 6 months ago by surfin'chickenranch
We got this book because we plan to build an outside pizza oven this summer. This book is very helpful. Can't wait!Published 6 months ago by Helen