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Sourdough and Whole-Grain Recipes from Europe's Best Artisan Bakers

By Daniel Leader; Alan Witschonke (Illustrator); Jonathan Lovekin (Photographer)
(W. W. Norton & Company, Hardcover, 9780393050554, 355pp.)

Publication Date: August 2007

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Description
When Daniel Leader opened his Catskills bakery, Bread Alone, twenty years ago, he was determined to duplicate the whole-grain and sourdough breads he had learned to make in the bakeries of Paris. The bakery was an instant success, and his first book, Bread Alone, brought Leader's breads to home kitchens. In this, his second book, Leader shares his experiences traveling throughout Europe in search of the best artisan breads. He learned how to make new-wave sourdough baguettes with spelt, flaxseed, and soy at an organic bakery in Alsace; and in Genzano, outside of Rome, he worked with the bakers who make the enormous country loaves so unique that they have earned the Indicazione Geografica Protetta (IGP), a government mark reserved for the most prized foods and wines. Leader's detailed recipes describe every step that it takes to reproduce these rare loaves, which until now were available strictly locally.



About the Author
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.

Rose Levy Beranbaum's The Cake Bible earned the International Association of Culinary Professionals/Seagram Book of the Year Award and is currently in its twenty-ninth printing.

Paula Pryke runs a successful flower business with a reputation for innovative floral designs. Originally trained as a teacher, she has a flower school in London. Her work has been featured in all the leading magazines and she has been described by "Harpers and Queen" as the florist of the nineties. Paula Pryke Flowers is based at 20 Penton Street, London N1 9PS, England.
Jonathan Lovekin is a photographer whose work is highly respected and sought after by a wide range of clients. In addition to advertising campaigns, he has also been commissioned to produce editorial photographs for magazines such as "The World of Interiors" and "Harpers and Queen."
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