Salt Rising Bread: Recipes And Heartfelt Stories Of A Nearly Lost Appalachian Tradition by Susan Ray BrownSalt Rising Bread: Recipes And Heartfelt Stories Of A Nearly Lost Appalachian Tradition by Susan Ray Brown

Salt Rising Bread: Recipes And Heartfelt Stories Of A Nearly Lost Appalachian Tradition

bySusan Ray Brown, Genevieve Bardwell

Hardcover | July 7, 2016

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In the universe of breads, salt rising bread stands alone. There is nothing else remotely like it, in flavor, personality and technique. It was slow food before there was slow food -- a yeast-less bread with a colorful American past going back to early pioneer days in the hills of Appalachia. (It might be the first "mountain-to-table" bread.) Over time, the knowledge was nearly lost, but now a new generation of bakers is rescuing the tradition.

ForSalt Rising Bread, expert bakers Susan Brown and Jenny Bardwell set out to rediscover the secrets and the science behind the bread's "wild microbes," unique fermentation and memorable taste. Their search took them from the parlors of Appalachian bread-making elders to the laboratory of a renowned pathologist -- to the pages of rare cookbooks, bread museums and pioneer diaries.Salt Rising Breadis a richly illustrated, recipe-filled treasure of American culinary lore.

Genevieve Bardwell and Susan Ray Brown live and work in the Appalachian communities where salt rising bread has been a part of life for nearly 300 years. To more deeply understand this beloved heritage bread, the authors have spent over 20 years extensively researching its history, lore and science. Their quest has taken them to archiv...
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Title:Salt Rising Bread: Recipes And Heartfelt Stories Of A Nearly Lost Appalachian TraditionFormat:HardcoverDimensions:160 pages, 7 × 7 × 0.98 inPublished:July 7, 2016Publisher:St. Lynn's PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1943366039

ISBN - 13:9781943366033

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Authors Genevieve Bardwell and Susan Ray Brown posit in their excellent, small-but-jampacked book that salt rising bread has its roots in the hills and hollers of that storied mountain region. The book combines oral history from longtime salt rising bread bakers - indeed, Bardwell's Rising Creek Bakery in Mount Morris, Pa., specializes in salt rising bread - with tips for success and recipes for both the bread and dishes prepared with it.