The Breads Of France: And How To Bake Them In Your Own Kitchen
Publish Date: 2004-03-01
Author: Bernard Clayton
An instant classic upon publication in 1978, THE BREADS OF FRANCE introduced American bakers to the pleasures of French artisanal breads. Author Bernard Clayton spent years visiting boulangeries both famous and unknown, collecting authentic bread recipes from some of the most esteemed bakers in France. The resulting treasure trove includes such classic regional breads as Petits Pains au Chocolat from Bracieux, Pain de Campagne from the Parisian master baker Poilne, and Pumpkin-Cornmeal Bread from the French Basque country. Claytons recipes are written in a unique step-by-step styleinstructions lucid and complete, questions anticipated and answeredthat evolved from his experiences teaching bread-baking classes. Filled with delightful vignettes of French culture, history, and bread-baking lore and charming black-and-white photographs, The Breads of France is not just a glorious collection of bread recipesits a window onto the worlds richest, most storied bread-baking tradition.