52 Loaves: A Half-Baked Adventure
Who knew the joy, angst, illness, adventure, cheating, theft, marital discord, and enlightenment that lay in wait
when I embarked on a year trying to bake the perfect loaf of peasant bread?
52 Loaves is a breathless week-by-week account of my year of baking often, badly, and even dangerously.
Along the way, you'll learn fascinating nuggets about the history of bread and milling, why flour is enriched,
why bread is an anti-aphrodisiac, why white bread may have been responsible for the worst epidemic of the early
twentieth century, and what on earth those plump, leavened biscuits are doing in DaVinci's "Last Supper" — during Passover!
Most of all, you'll learn how to bake the best loaf of bread you've ever eaten —
guaranteed, or this website is free!
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Jacques Pépin calls "Serious, irreverent, funny and informative at the same time."