Start baking: In Search of the Perfect Loaf
Samuel Fromartz, In Search of the Perfect Loaf: A Home Baker’s Odyssey. Viking, 2014.
Fromartz is a journalist, blogger (chewswise.com), and editor in chief of The Food and Environment Reporting Network.
I happily blurbed this one:
Fromartz is a passionate, deeply serious home baker who writes eloquently and gracefully about what it takes in skill and ingredients to produce a delicious baguette or country loaf. His account of the history and comeback of heritage wheat grains is a revelation that will send even the most gluten-phobic reader to search for breads made from them. Perfect Loaf is a lovely book–a perfect read for anyone who cares about good food.