In this charming and practical cookbook, Master Baker Lionel Vatinet shares his knowledge and passion for baking irresistible bread.
A PASSION FOR BREAD brings a Master Baker's encyclopedic knowledge of bread, passed on from a long line of French artisan bakers, to the American home, with detailed instructions and dozens of step-by-step photographs. It will cover everyday loaves like baguettes, ciabatta, and whole grain breads, as well as loaves for special occasions, including Beaujolais Bread, Jalapeno Cheddar Bread, and Lionel Vatinet's celebrated sourdough boule. A chapter of delectable soup and sandwich recipes will inspire you to create the perfect accompaniments. The book offers a detailed introduction to bread baking, 65 recipes, and 350 full-color photographs.
In his remarkable book A Passion for Bread, Lionel Vatinet, a Master Baker, shares his vast knowledge, his love of baking, and his deep understanding of the "staff of life," without which there are no meals at our house. - Jacques Pepin
The depth of Lionel's knowledge, his experience teaching and running a wonderful thriving bakery, his sense of humor, and his extraordinary generosity, make him a treasure. - Maggie Glezer, author of Artisan Baking, winner of a James Beard Foundation Award
In the small city of Cary, North Carolina, is a little-known national treasure, La Farm Bakery of Lionel Vatinet. Fortunately for bakers around the world, Lionel has finally written A Passion for Bread, a masterpiece of baking that will turn your kitchen into a Parisian boulangerie. Lionel learned to bake bread in Paris, and this outstanding book brings those lessons to your home. - Nancy Silverton, founder of La Brea Bakery and author of The Mozza Cookbook
Lionel Vatinet's passion is contagious, and his book is a treasure for bread bakers. Both his stories and his technical expertise will inspirepeople who love to bake to get their hands in the dough. Vatinet is recognized as one of the best bakers in this country, and we are lucky that he is willing to share is knowledge through the pages of this beautiful book. - Amy Scherber, Founder, Baker, Amy?s Bread