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    DescriptionCreating the perfect loaf of bread--a challenge that has captivated bakers for centuries--is now the rage in the hippees places, from Waitsfield, Vermont, to Point Reyes Station, California. Like the new generation of beer drinkers who consciously seek out distinctive craft-brewed beers, many people find that their palates have been reawakened and re-educated by the taste of locally baked, whole-grain breads. Today's village bakers are finding an important new role--linking tradition with a sophisticated new understanding of natural levens, baking science and oven construction. Daniel Wing, a lover of all things artisinal, had long enjoyed baking his own sourdough bread. His quest for the perfect loaf began with serious study of the history and chemistry of bread baking, and eventually led to an apprenticeship with Alan Scott, the most influential builder of masonry ovens in America. Alan and Daniel have teamed up to write this thoughtful, entertaining, and authoritative book that shows you how to bake superb healthful bread and build your own masonry oven. The authors profile more than a dozen small-scale bakers around the U.S. whose practices embody the holistic principles of community-oriented baking based on whole grains and natural leavens. The Bread Builders will appeal to a broad range of readers, including: Connoisseurs of good bread and good food. Home bakers interested in taking their bread and pizza to the next level of excellence. Passionate bakers who fantasize about making a living by starting their own small bakery. Do-it-yourselfers looking for the next small construction project. Small-scale commercial bakers seeking inspiration, the most up-to-date knowledge about the entire bread-baking process, and a marketing edge.


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    Title
    The Bread Builders
    Subtitle
    Hearth Loaves and Masonry Ovens
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Alan Scott, By (author) Daniel Wind, By (author) Daniel Wing
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 250
    Width: 203 mm
    Height: 254 mm
    Thickness: 17 mm
    Weight: 703 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781890132057
    ISBN 10: 1890132055
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: FOO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T16.0
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 20
    B&T General Subject: 240
    Ingram Subject Code: CW
    Libri: I-CW
    DC22: 641.815
    BIC subject category V2: WKD
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    BIC subject category V2: WBVS
    BISAC V2.8: HOM005000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24570
    DC22: 641.8/15
    BISAC V2.8: CKB004000, CKB009000
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 641.58
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: TX769 .W638 1999
    Thema V1.0: WKD, WBVS
    Illustrations note
    Black and White Photos and Illustrations, 6 Pages of Color Illustrations
    Publisher
    Chelsea Green Publishing Co
    Imprint name
    Chelsea Green Publishing Co
    Publication date
    01 July 1999
    Publication City/Country
    White River Junction
    Author Information
    Alan Scott was a craftsman and metaphysician who combined a lifetime's experience in metalwork, farming, and masonry oven-building with a constant awareness of the spiritual dimension of our activities on this earth. Originally from Australia, Alan lectured and led workshops throughout the U.S., under the aegis of his oven building and consultation firm, Ovencrafters, which is based in Petaluma, California. He returned to his native Australia several years ago after becoming ill. He died Jan. 26, 2009, in Tasmania. He was 72. Dan Wing, a biologist and physician by training, has written for publications as various as Fine Homebuilding and The Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He travels out from his home in Vermont in a gypsy wagon of his own construction, and naturally he built his own bread oven on wheels.
    Review quote
    "This book is ice cream for a baker! We visit legendary bakeries, meet wonderful people, learn all sorts of fascinating scientific information with practical usefulness in bowl and oven--and best of all, get the skinny on masonry ovens, that cherished fantasy of us all."--Laurel Robertson, author of Laurel's Kitchen