“If they can make penicillin out of moldy bread, they can sure make something out of you.”Muhammad Ali
“Today there is no recognized Modernist bread movement, but there should be. This book is a combination of very practical knowledge and ideas that are right at the cutting edge of bread research to empower bakers of all persuasions. Some bakers will want to make traditional breads in old ways, and some will want to make those same breads in new ways. But we’re hoping you will heed our call to follow your inspiration to make your own breads in your own way.”Nathan Myhrvold
Modernist Bread: The Art and Science offers a revolutionary new understanding of one of the most important staples of the human diet.
The practical knowledge and groundbreaking techniques in this book capture over four years of independent research and collaborations with leading industry professionals, resulting in the most in-depth look at bread to date. Captivating photography brings the complete story of bread to life across five volumes, from its incredible history to the striking diversity of loaves from around the world, and the complex scientific phenomena at work above and below the crust.
With more than 1,500 traditional and avant-garde recipes, Modernist Bread will become an invaluable resource for anyone who wants to advance their bread-baking craft or simply learn more about bread.