Hold Onto Your Baguettes, Bread Lovers!

We’re diving into Modernist Bread at Home by Nathan Myhrvold, a cookbook that takes bread baking from “yeast and flour” to “culinary masterpiece.” Forget boring sandwich slices, this book elevates homemade bread to an art form.

This ain’t your grandma’s recipe book. We’re talking a two-volume set, priced like a fancy dinner, but packed with info that’ll satisfy even the hungriest knowledge craving.

Volume one? A visual feast! Stunning photos capture the intricate beauty of bread-making, making you want to grab your rolling pin and get started. Volume two? Your in-kitchen companion. Spiral-bound for easy use, it’s filled with detailed recipes guiding you through every step.

What makes this book special? Myhrvold takes his massive, science-heavy bread bible and shrinks it down for home bakers. It’s like having a bread-making genius whispering secrets in your ear!

Modernist Bread

This book’s a nerd’s dream. It dives deep, explaining the science behind each step, from gluten formation to perfect crusts. Even tricky techniques are broken down with crystal clarity. From classic loaves to exotic breads you’ve never heard of, it’s a haven for bakers who crave knowledge.

But here’s the thing: all this detail might not be for everyone. This book’s a hefty investment, both in terms of money and brainpower. Casual bakers might be overwhelmed. Consider checking it out at the library first to see if it tickles your fancy.

Overall, Modernist Bread at Home is a game-changer. It’s an encyclopedia, a guide, and a culinary adventure rolled into one. If bread baking is your passion, this book will take your skills to a whole new level. So, preheat your oven and get ready to bake like a pro!

You can find copy online in the usual places!


Are you a bread baking newbie? Check out Bread Baking for Beginners.