The Bread Builders: Hearth Loaves and Masonry Ovens [NOOK Book]

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Creating 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 ...

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The Bread Builders: Hearth Loaves and Masonry Ovens

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Overview

Creating 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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781603580137
  • Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
  • Publication date: 7/1/1999
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 250
  • Sales rank: 1,506,703
  • File size: 8 MB

Meet the Author

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.
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Table of Contents

Contents

Acknowledgments vi

Preface ix

Introduction Looking for Real Bread, Finding Masonry Ovens xiii

Chapter One Naturally Fermented Hearth Bread 1

Visit: Upland Bakers, Marshfield, Vermont 18

Chapter Two Bread Grains and Flours 23

Visit: Giusto's Specialty Foods, South San Francisco, California 41

Chapter Three Leavens and Doughs 43

Visit: Sands, Taylor, and Wood (King Arthur Flour), Norwich, Vermont 69

Chapter Four Dough Development 72

Visit: Acme Baking Company, Berkeley, California 89

Chapter Five Baking, Ovens, and Bread 93

Visit: Consulting and Marketing Services, South San Francisco, California 108

Chapter Six Masonry Ovens of Europe and America 113

Visits: American Flatbread, Warren, Vermont 123

The Cheese Board, Berkeley, California 127

Chapter Seven Preparing to Build a Masonry Oven 129

Visits: Mugnaini Imports, Watsonville, California 149

San Juan Bakery, San Juan Bautista, California, and Home Fires Bakery, Leavenworth, Washington 153

Chapter Eight Masonry Materials, Tools, and Methods 157

Visit: Cafe Beaujolais, Mendocino, California 169

Chapter Nine Oven Construction 173

Visit: Depot Town Sourdough Bakery, Ypsilanti, Michigan 193

Chapter Ten Oven Management 195

Visits: Della Fatoria, Petaluma, California 210

Rani and Keith, Garberville, California 213

Chapter Eleven A Day in the Life at the Bay Village Bakery 216

Bakers' Resource: Sourdough Microbiology 227

Recommended Sources 233

Glossary 236

Bibliography 243

Index 246

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