Breaking Bread: A Baker's Journey Home in 75 Recipes by Martin Philip

By Martin Philip

"I bake since it connects my soul to my palms, and my center to my mouth."—Martin Philip

A awesome, 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 images and unique hand-drawn illustrations—from the top bread baker of King Arthur Flour.

Yearning for artistic connection, Martin Philip traded his finance occupation in ny 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 means up, ultimately changing into head bread baker. yet Philip is not only a skilled craftsman; he's a bread shaman. Being a baker isn’t simply studying the chemistry of flour, salt, water, and yeast; it's being an alchemist—perfecting the transformation of straightforward materials into a sublime expression of the soul.

Breaking Bread is an intimate travel of Philip’s kitchen, brain, and center. via seventy-five unique recipes and existence tales instructed with incandescent prose, he stocks not just the secrets and techniques to making loaves of extraordinary good looks and style however the secrets and techniques to an exceptional lifestyles. From the butter biscuits, pecan pie, and whiskey bread pudding of his formative years within the Ozarks to French baguettes and focaccias, bagels and truffles, cinnamon buns and ginger scones, Breaking Bread is a advisor to wholeheartedly embracing the workers of life.

Philip lightly courses beginner bakers and gives recipes and methods for the main complex degrees. He additionally features a gigantic technical part overlaying the bread-making approach, instruments, and components. As he illuminates an artisan’s odyssey and a lifestyles lived passionately, he unearths how the act of baking bargains non secular 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, stay extra absolutely, and bake bread and holiday it with these we love.

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