Books

A list of excerpts, full-text documents, and recommended books on (sourdough) breads and baking.



Excerpts & Full-Text

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Bread Book Cover Bread: A Baker’s Book of Techniques and Recipes (Excerpt) [PDF]
Detailed, step-by-step bread recipes, authored by master baker Jeffrey Hamelman.

Bread Science Book Cover Bread Science: The Chemistry and Craft of Making Bread (Excerpt) [PDF]
Practical, scientific information on the ingredients and processes of bread making.

Building a Wood-Fired Oven for Bread and Pizza Book Cover Building a Wood-Fired Oven for Bread and Pizza (Excerpt) [PDF]
Instruction manual on how to build a wood-fired oven, with historical context.

N/A Construction of the lePanyol Wood-Fired Bread Oven (Full-Text) [PDF]
Step-by-step guide on how to build a Le Panyol wood-fired bread oven.

How to Bake Bread Book Cover How to Bake Bread (Excerpt) [PDF]
Bread basics for the aspiring professional baker.

N/A Parsons Bread Book (Full-Text) [PDF]
Bread bakeries and bakers of New York City in the 1970s.

N/A Western Folklore: Sourdough and French Bread (Excerpt) [PDF]
Brief history of bread reflecting the folklore of the American West.



Recommendations

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Advanced Bread and Pastry Book Cover Advanced Bread and Pastry: A Professional Approach
Author: Michel Suas
Target Audience: Intermediate to advanced bakers / Professional bakers

Bread Book Cover Bread: A Baker’s Book of Techniques and Recipes
Author: Jeffrey Hamelman
Target Audience: Intermediate to advanced bakers / Professional bakers

Bread Baking Book Cover Bread Baking: An Artisan’s Perspective
Author: Daniel T. DiMuzio
Target Audience: Novice to intermediate bakers / Professional bakers

Flour Water Salt Yeast Book Cover Flour Water Salt Yeast: The Fundamentals of Artisan Bread and Pizza
Author: Ken Forkish
Target Audience: Novice to intermediate bakers / Amateur homebakers

Peter Reinhart's Artisan Breads Every Day Book Cover Peter Reinhart’s Artisan Breads Every Day: Fast and Easy Recipes for World-Class Breads
Author: Peter Reinhart
Target Audience: Novice bakers / Amateur homebakers

Peter Reinhart's Whole Grain Breads Book Cover Peter Reinhart’s Whole Grain Breads: New Techniques, Extraordinary Flavor
Author: Peter Reinhart
Target Audience: Novice bakers / Amateur homebakers

Tartine Bread Book Cover Tartine Bread
Author: Chad Robertson
Target Audience: Intermediate to advanced bakers / Amateur homebakers & professional bakers

The Bread Bakers Apprentice Book Cover The Bread Baker’s Apprentice: Mastering the Art of Extraordinary Bread
Author: Peter Reinhart
Target Audience: Novice bakers / Amateur homebakers

The Bread Bible Book Cover The Bread Bible
Author: Rose Levy Beranbaum
Target Audience: Intermediate to advanced bakers / Amateur homebakers


The Bread Builders Book Cover The Bread Builders: Hearth Loaves and Masonry Ovens
Author: Daniel Wing & Alan Scott
Target Audience: Intermediate to advanced bakers / Amateur homebakers & professional bakers


 

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