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Thursday, March 13, 2014

Here's the Trailer for Josey Baker's New Bread Cookbook

Posted By on Thu, Mar 13, 2014 at 8:45 AM


He may get most of the press these days for his $4 toast, but we're longtime fans of Josey Baker's crusty loaves, and in interviews have found him to be a smart, articulate guy willing to nerd out about all things bread for hours. That's why we're excited about his new cookbook, Josey Baker Bread: Get Baking - Make Awesome Bread - Share the Loaves, out from Chronicle April 15. In this teaser, Baker describes it as the book he wishes he'd had when he was just starting out a few years ago, back when he was a science teacher who found himself drawn to the doughy, yeasty stuff.

See also: There Will Be Bread: The Newest Development in Food Culture Is Also the Oldest

Expect more than 100 recipes, including the instructions to make Baker's cult fave dark mountain rye, along with cookies, pizza dough, and more. Befitting a former teacher, the book is organized in digestible lessons ("Lesson 5: Your first sourdough"), but don't expect an academic text -- it's written in Baker's fun, approachable voice. Will this new tome upseat Tartine's many disquisitions on bread-making? Either way, a little hometown rivalry's never a bad thing.


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Anna Roth

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Anna Roth is SF Weekly's former Food & Drink Editor and author of West Coast Road Eats: The Best Road Food From San Diego to the Canadian Border.


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