The Art of Baking Bread: What You Really Need to Know to Make Great Bread

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Skyhorse Pub., 2012 - Cooking - 179 pages
Sidestep years of unwarranted trial and error and learn to bake like a professional without having to go to school, read book after book, or spend countless hours scouring the internet searching for answers to your most pressing questions. With over 230 color photographs, more than 150 detailed step-by-step instructions covering basic to advanced techniques, and over 200 tips and sidebars filled with invaluable information and troubleshooting advice, along with comprehensive, yet practical, explanations of ingredients, equipment, and the entire bread-baking process, The Art Of Baking Bread: What You Really Need to Know to Make Great Bread will teach you to work, move, think, anticipate, smell, feel, and, ultimately, taste like a professional artisan baker.

The Art Of Baking Bread accomplishes what no other book does--teaching you what the professionals know but don't tell you--and does so in a way that anyone can understand. In the end, you'll possess exceptional know-how and confidence, as well as a precise, easy to understand blueprint for creating baguettes, ciabatta, focaccia, brioche, challah, sourdough, and virtually any other variety that will make your bread the envy of every baker around--professional or otherwise.

Skyhorse Publishing, along with our Good Books and Arcade imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of cookbooks, including books on juicing, grilling, baking, frying, home brewing and winemaking, slow cookers, and cast iron cooking. We've been successful with books on gluten-free cooking, vegetarian and vegan cooking, paleo, raw foods, and more. Our list includes French cooking, Swedish cooking, Austrian and German cooking, Cajun cooking, as well as books on jerky, canning and preserving, peanut butter, meatballs, oil and vinegar, bone broth, and more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

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About the author (2012)

Matt Pellegrini, a lifelong home baker and cook, is the co-author of Cowboy: The Ultimate Guide to Living Like a Great American Icon, which includes an entire chapter on mastering the art of chuck wagon cooking. In addition to a career in writing, Matt has worked as a strength coach, carpenter, litigation attorney, public policy analyst, and many things in between. He lives in Denver, Colorado, with his cattle dog, Appaloosa.

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