Lexie Smith talks bread baking and cultural representation with Master Bread Baker Jeffrey Hamelman. Bread by Jeffrey Hamelman, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Jeffrey Hamelman’s Bread: A Baker’s Book of Techniques and Recipes is an solid baking book, but not one I would recommend to everyone.

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There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Want to Read saving…. There are reading groups on the internet who encourage I can’t say I’ve “read” it completely as I’m still trying out new recipes, but as far as techniques for baking go, this is “THE ONE” book.

Oh, and I suggest avoid the second edition — he switched to a sans-serif font that, in my opinion, renders it much harder to read. That is if you like spending time in preparing and baking foods.

I was reminded of this when Hamelman told me about a baking event he attended in Spain a couple months back. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Dec 21, David McCormick rated it it was amazing.

The warm, complex aroma of a fresh-baked loaf of bread can be utterly tantalizing; the first bite, a revelation. Laced throughout the book, Hamelman’s personal narratives offer a compelling portrait of a lifelong love affair with bread and vividly communicate this passion.

We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. One loaf or 12, large loaves or small: I’ve used the King Arthur whole-grain book, but Jeffrey Hamelman’s second edition is far superior.

Thus they rip the book on Amazon, which I’m sure has had depressing effect on sales.

Still, it’s a little difficult to translate into home baking sometimes. Too true – have the picture on fb to prove it. Jun 19 – 8: Aug 28, Julie Rose rated it liked it Shelves: Opening with a comprehensive overview of thefoundations–essential ingredients; hand techniques forkneading, scoring, and shaping; and the basic process from mixingthrough baking–he guides bakers through all the elements ofthis richly rewarding craft.


Jan 16, Florence Ditlow rated it it was amazing. Jeffrey Hamelman An accomplished baker, teacher and entrepreneur, Jeffrey Hamelman brings a variety of experiences and skills to his position as Bakery Director at King Arthur Flour.

Preview — Bread by Jeffrey Hamelman. She also works as a translator and interpreter. Without question, bread is a sly and able translator. Jan 04, Ivory rated it liked it.

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Mar 28, Wouter rated it it was amazing. Nov 04, Zomick’s Bakery rated it really liked it.

I couldn’t read this book because it’s mainly drawn pictures. Over the years, I’ve heard great things about Jeffrey Hamelman and I was really looking forward to reading his book. Looking for beautiful books?

My goto bread book. I still would not recommend this book to a new baker, but it is an excellent resource for a seasoned baker.

Description An updated new edition of the essential resource for professionals and seasoned home bakers Hailed as a “revelation” when it first appeared inJeffrey Hamelman’s Bread is a legendary resource praised by baking luminaries from around the world.

Laced throughout the book, Hamelman’s personal narrative offersa compelling portrait of a lifelong love affair with bread andvividly communicates the passion he shares with so many otherbakers.

I didn’t actually read every word of this book, but I gleaned what I wanted to from it, which is to say that I read the first chapter in it’s entirety and read more than I ever want to know about The Bread Process, from Mixing through Baking. To include a recipe without recognizing our relationship to its origin is no longer sufficient. I was curious if Hamelman, having seen the industry change through the decades, thought that America was finally developing its own bread culture amidst this new baking enthusiasm.

Books by Jeffrey Hamelman. But it turns out that Hamelman’s idea of “a baker” is one who is running a bakery, not someone like me who has a little kitchen, enough room Granted, this rating of only 2 stars is probably grossly unfair, especially because I hardly read any of the book public library copy of the 2nd edition: It’s amazing and really pushes me to try new things as far as baking bread goes: His understanding of the craft is based on personal experience, not public taste, and has developed through experience, not simulation.


From the delicate flavor and aroma of classic French baguettes to the mellow smoothness of Roasted Garlic Levain, a bread for every season and every palate is here.

Talking Bread and Evolution with Jeffrey Hamelman

With his latest contribution, he shares hisuncompromising, exacting methods, love for bread, and noble labor, along with the will to never stop learning and improving. Jun 06, Dana hakelman it it was amazing. A perfectly logical way to adapt to local conditions, no?

Jun 21, Mary rated it liked it. If you want to learn to make artisan style breads give it a try. There was a thread in the forums here a week jeffeey two ago about whether this book is suitable for a beginning baker. Aug 06, Anne rated it it was amazing Shelves: Frustrated trying to find a decent loaf of Rye—like my grandmother used to make—I decided to do it myself.

Recipes for brioche, focaccia, pizza dough, flat breads, and other traditional baking staples augment the diverse collection of flavors, tastes, and textures represented within these pages. Hundreds of drawings vividly illustrate techniques, and handsomecolor photographs display jeftrey breads. Dispatched from the UK in 2 business days When will my order arrive? That said, Hamelman is a world class baker, and this is a serious bread book, full of a ton of information that the home baker could use to improve his or her understand of baking and the quality of his or her bread: Simply put, the intended reader of this book is vread professional baker.