Saturday, November 17, 2012

November is National Bread Month!

The Grains Food Foundation is celebrating National Bread Month in November! November 17th is also celebrated as Homemade Bread Day. (However, National Cinnamon-Raisin Bread Day is in September and National Banana Bread Day is in February, in case you were keeping track of bread holidays.) We thought we would celebrate along with them with a list of books about bread and bread making from the library catalog. Maybe you'd like to spend some time in November enhancing your bread making skills?

White Bread: A Social History of the Store-Bought Loaf  by Aaron Bobrow-Strain

52 Loaves: One Man's Relentless Pursuit of Truth, Meaning, and a Perfect Crust by William Alexander

Bouchon Bakery by Thomas Keller and Sebastien Rouxel

Local Breads: Sourdough and Whole-Grain Recipes from Europe's Best Artisan Bakers by Daniel Leader with Lauren Chattman

Savory Baking from the Mediterranean: Focaccia, Flatbreads, Rusks, Tarts, and Other Breads by Anissa Helou

Quick Breads by Beatrice Ojakangas [eBook only in our catalog]

The Laurel's Kitchen Bread Book: A Guide to Whole-Grain Breadmaking  by Laurel Robertson

Bread Machine Baking: Perfect Every Time - 75 Foolproof Bread and Dessert Recipes Custom-Created for the 12 Most Popular Bread Machines by Lora Brody and Millie Apter

Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day: The Discovery that Revolutionizes Home Baking by Jeff Hertzberg and Zoe Francois

The Wooden Spoon Bread Book: The Secrets of Successful Baking by Marilyn M. Moore

Peter Reinhart's Artisan Breads Every Day: Fast and Easy Recipes for World-Class Breads by Peter Reinhart

Classic Sourdoughs: A Home Baker's Handbook by Ed Wood

Build Your Own Earth Oven: A Low-Cost, Wood-Fired Mud Oven, Simple Sourdough Bread, Perfect Loaves for Bakers & Beginners Both by Kiko Denzer

The Bread Builders: Hearth Loaves and Masonry Ovens by Daniel Wing and Alan Scott

World Sourdoughs from Antiquity by Ed Wood

Early Bird Baking: Breakfast Baking at Home by Stephen J. Ryan [DVD]

Panes & Pancitos: Dulces y Salados by Claudio Olijavetzky

Do you make your own bread?  What kind do you prefer?  What's your favorite receipe?

In related bread news, 2012 also marks the 250th anniversary of the invention of the sandwich.  And did you know the bread machine has been around since 1986? (It was first released in Japan.)

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