From a Baker's Kitchen (20th Anniversary Edition)
By Gail Sher
Twenty years since its first publication, From a Baker's Kitchen remains the very best single introduction to foolproof professional-quality home baking. Gail Sher,the first head baker of the celebrated Tassajara Bread Bakery in San Francisco,created more than 100 clear, foolproof, and wonderfully varied recipes, divided into two basic categories: yeasted breads, ranging from white breads to whole-wheat, rye and specialty-flour breads (including recipes for rolls and buns as well as loaves) and quick breads, covering corn breads, spoonbreads, biscuits, tea cakes, batter breads, gingerbread, and muffins. Sher also covers every ingredient: grains, leaveners, salt, liquids, shortening, eggs, and "embellishments" equipment and most originally, methods and principles of breadmaking, with a special discussion of her ingenious "sponge" method, which no less a baker than Rose Levy Beranbaum (The Bread Bible) has praised as crucial to her own understanding of bread baking,and which remains the most effective technique for creating flavorful bread. Over 100 drawings are also featured in this reset new edition of the all-in-one classic baking book.
The Flax Cookbook
By Elaine Magee
Flaxseed has been around for centuries, but its pleasant flavor and unsurpassed health benefits have been largely overlooked until now. In The Flax Cookbook, nutritionist Elaine Magee introduces the reader to this extraordinary plant, explains why this rich source of omega-3 fatty acids and soluble fiber is essential to any diet, and shows how easily it can be incorporated into the foods we eat every day. Magee - a regular contributor to Fitness, Parenting, and Cooking Light magazines - offers 80 delicious, easy-to-prepare recipes that cover everything from muffins and power bars to entrees, desserts, and smoothies. Complete with sections on the history and properties of flax, the latest scientific findings on its health benefits, and 100 tips to help readers customize their own plan for adding flax to their diet, The Flax Cookbook is perfect for cooks looking to add some extra nutrition to the foods they love.