Wednesday, January 18, 2012

The Art of Baking Bread by Matt Pellegrini



Here is a press release about a new book that I will be reviewing in two weeks! I can't wait to share with you the goodies in this book. 

BEGINNER BREAD BAKERS’ BIBLE
 EVERYTHING YOU’LL NEED TO KNOW TO GET                
YOUR DOUGH JUST RIGHT ON THE FIRST TRY!

THE ART OF BAKING BREAD                                              
What You Really Need to Know To Make Great Bread    
By Matt Pellegrini


“And by the time your first loaf has completely cooled on the rack and you take that first bite, you will no doubt experience a state of bread-induced nirvana that, if you’re anything like me, will become contagious.”—Matt Pellegrini, author


Frustrated with your bread-baking skills?  Yearn to have perfectly baked baguettes or beautiful brioche in your home?

Sidestep years of unnecessary trial and error and learn how to bake bread like a professional without ever setting foot in a cooking school.  With over 230 color photographs, more than 150 step-by-step instructions covering basic to advanced techniques, over 200 tips, and sidebars filled with invaluable information and troubleshooting advice, The Art of Baking Bread will teach you to work, move, think, anticipate, smell, feel, and, ultimately, taste like a true artisan baker.
The Art of Baking Bread offers what no other book does—the secrets of successful bakers—in a language that anyone can understand. 

If you want to possess the exceptional know-how and confidence it takes to make perfect ciabatta, focaccia, challah, sour dough, and more, then The Art of Baking Bread will be your new best friend in the kitchen.
              
This book will provide useful tips, including:
·         How to properly shape a baguette
·         How to make your own lame
·         The difference between gas and electric ovens
·         How to calculate the Desired Dough Temperature (DDT)
·         And much more!

From the Eight Essential Steps of Bread Baking (preparing your Mise en Place, properly mixing and kneading your ingredients, properly fermenting your dough, to proofing, shaping, and resting your dough before baking) to recipes for straight dough, prefermented dough (baguettes, ciabatta, and focaccia), enriched dough (pain de mie, brioche, and challah), and sourdough, The Art of Baking Bread is the only book on baking bread you’ll need.

About the Author
Matt Pellegrini, a lifelong home baker and cook, is the coauthor 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 may things in between.  He lives in Denver, Colorado, with his cattle dog, Appaloosa.

The Art of Baking Bread
What You Really Need To Know To Make Great Bread
By Matt Pellegrini
Skyhorse Publishing hardover
On Sale: February 2012
ISBN: 978-1-61608-537-7                    
Price: $24.95
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