HomeBaking: The Artful Mix of Flour and Tradition Around the World

October 29, 2003|
HomeBaking: The Artful Mix of Flour and Tradition Around the World by Jeffrey Alford
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An around-the-world of baking, by the award-winning team that brought us Seductions of Rice and Hot Sour Salty Sweet.

HomeBaking is Jeffrey Alford and Naomi Duguid’s tribute to the worldwide art of home baking. Already consummate breadmakers, they’ve collected here recipes for any type of bread you can imagine -- soda bread, stollen, naan, bannock, ciabatta -- but they also delve into the sweeter side of things. Join them in their travels and learn how to make Beirut Tahini Swirls, authentic Welsh Cakes or a Fruit Custard Tart, or stop in for Truckstop Cinnamon Rolls, Olive Panini or Walnut Torte.

As they were beginning work on HomeBaking, Jeffrey and Naomi bought a rundown farm outside the city. As time went on, they came to realize that the farm was influencing how they thought about baking. The more they travelled the world, learning how to make slagbrot from a Swedish grandmother or seeking out their favourite mini pancakes from a street vendor in Bangkok, the more the farm felt like a link to food traditions that are anchored in a sense of place, that evoke time past and still speak meanfully to us all.

The book is lavishly illustrated, not only with stunning images of food, but also with Naomi and Jeffrey’s travel stories and photographs. The recipes, designed for the home baker, come to life on the page as foods filled with family history, foods that resonate with meaning.
Jeffrey Alford and Naomi Duguid have written three award-winning cookbooks. Seductions of Rice won the Cuisine Canada Gold Cookbook Award for 1998, and Flatbreads & Flavors and Hot Sour Salty Sweet were both named James Beard Awards Cookbook of the Year, in 1996 and 2001 respectively. They write a biweekly column called “Tast...
Title:HomeBaking: The Artful Mix of Flour and Tradition Around the World
Product dimensions:448 pages, 11.3 X 9.82 X 1.34 in
Shipping dimensions:448 pages, 11.3 X 9.82 X 1.34 in
Published:October 29, 2003
Publisher:Random House of Canada
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780679312741

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