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52 Loaves : A Half-Baked Adventure
by William Alexander


Overview - William Alexander is determined to bake the perfect loaf of bread. He tasted it long ago, in a restaurant, and has been trying to reproduce it ever since. Without success. Now, on the theory that practice makes perfect, he sets out to bake peasant bread every week until he gets it right.  Read more...

 
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Overview
William Alexander is determined to bake the perfect loaf of bread. He tasted it long ago, in a restaurant, and has been trying to reproduce it ever since. Without success. Now, on the theory that practice makes perfect, he sets out to bake peasant bread every week until he gets it right. He bakes his loaf from scratch. And because Alexander is nothing if not thorough, he really means from scratch: growing, harvesting, winnowing, threshing, and milling his own wheat.

An original take on the six-thousand-year-old staple of life, 52 Loaves explores the nature of obsession, the meditative quality of ritual, the futility of trying to re-create something perfect, our deep connection to the earth, and the mysterious instinct that makes all of us respond to the aroma of baking bread.


 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781616200503
  • ISBN-10: 1616200502
  • Publisher: Algonquin Books
  • Publish Date: October 2011
  • Page Count: 339
  • Dimensions: 8.22 x 5.52 x 0.97 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.76 pounds


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