By Martin Philip

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

A superb, 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 pictures and unique hand-drawn illustrations—from the pinnacle bread baker of King Arthur Flour.

Yearning for inventive connection, Martin Philip traded his finance profession in big apple 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 approach up, finally changing into head bread baker. yet Philip is not only a skilled craftsman; he's a bread shaman. Being a baker isn’t simply learning the chemistry of flour, salt, water, and yeast; it really is being an alchemist—perfecting the transformation of straightforward components into a chic expression of the soul.

Breaking Bread is an intimate journey of Philip’s kitchen, brain, and middle. via seventy-five unique recipes and lifestyles tales instructed with incandescent prose, he stocks not just the secrets and techniques to making loaves of remarkable good looks and taste however the secrets and techniques to a great lifestyles. From the butter biscuits, pecan pie, and whiskey bread pudding of his youth within the Ozarks to French baguettes and focaccias, bagels and cakes, cinnamon buns and ginger scones, Breaking Bread is a advisor to wholeheartedly embracing the employees of life.

Philip lightly publications amateur bakers and provides recipes and methods for the main complex degrees. He additionally incorporates a large technical part masking the bread-making method, instruments, and materials. As he illuminates an artisan’s odyssey and a lifestyles lived passionately, he unearths how the act of baking deals religious connection to our pasts, our households, our tradition and groups, and, eventually, ourselves. beautiful, sensuous, and delectable, Breaking Bread conjures up us to take hazards, make bolder offerings, stay extra absolutely, and bake bread and holiday it with these we love.

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