Slow Rise: A Bread-Making Adventure by Robert Penn

The Blurb On The Back:

A tale of rediscovery and a celebration of the everyday miracle of homemade bread.

Over the course of a year, Robert Penn leans how to plant, harvest, thresh and mill his own wheat, in order to bake bread for his family.  In returning to this pre-industrial practice, he tells the fascinating story of our relationship with bread: from the domestication of wheat in the Fertile Crescent at the dawn of civilisation, to the rise of mass-produced loaves and the resurgence in home baking today.

Gathering knowledge and wisdom from experts around the world – farmers on the banks of the Nile, harvesters in the American Midwest and Parisian Boulanger – Penn reconnects the joy of making and eating bread with a deep appreciation for the skill and patience required to cultivate its key ingredient.  This book is a celebration of the millennia-old craft of bread making and how it is woven into the story of humanity.

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