Bread & Butter Promotion

Bread and Butter: History, Culture, Recipes by Richard Snapes (The Snapery), Grant Harrington (Ampersand Butter Culture) and Eve Hemingway is a celebration of the divine partnership: bread and butter. I have recently embraced the satisfaction of creating my own bread. There are many things that make a house welcoming and surely the aroma of bread baking is one of the best. 

Bread and Butter is a love letter to two artisanal products that have graced our tables for centuries with the earliest record of this union being in 1492. The book delves deeply into the history and culture behind the bread and butter partnership, sharing a global overview that brings us to the present day. 

The photographs are stunning with ingredient amounts being given in both weight and volume. The recipes range from brioche to flatbreads. I was particularly excited to find the Swedish bun, Kanelbullar featured here. I became aware of this bun a few weeks ago and am thrilled that this book also shares step-by-step photos so that this flaky, twisted delight can be made with confidence. 

Let's talk butter. Bread is life giving but butter makes that life worth living. Recipes for butter sauces and creams as well as dishes that highlight butter are provided. The book ends with a selection of recipes that incorporate the dream team, such as Brioche and butter pudding. 


Our   provides a look inside this title and features the following 

There are many reasons to love this book: the historical background, the detailed instructions, the inspiring photographs, and the recipes are foremost. This book and a loaf of bread would be an ideal housewarming gift not to mention a gift that any cookbook lover would enjoy.

Special thanks to Quadrille, the publisher, for providing the materials for our EYBD preview as well as three copies of this book in our giveaway below. 

The publisher is offering three copies of this book to EYB Members in the US, UK, AU and NZ. One of the entry options is to answer the following question in the comments section of this blog post.

Which recipe in the index would you try first?

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  • JJWong  on  1/5/2019 at 11:12 PM

    I'd love to learn how to bake olive and rosemary bread. It would be the hit of any meal!

  • bevb  on  1/5/2019 at 11:54 PM

    The Horse bread sounds interesting, I think I'd like to try it.

  • chellanne  on  1/6/2019 at 12:04 AM

    I would make the olive and rosemary bread, its such a good addition to a cheese platter or any meal.

  • riley  on  1/6/2019 at 1:56 AM

    I would have to begin with the sourdough starter.

  • Tanner14  on  1/6/2019 at 5:34 AM

    Toasted danish daal

  • merkusje  on  1/6/2019 at 5:38 AM

    Hot cross buns

  • ChefcindyS  on  1/6/2019 at 6:25 AM

    I would make the olive and rosemary loaf

  • JRumi  on  1/6/2019 at 6:27 AM

    Buttermilk scones

  • CynthiasCooking  on  1/6/2019 at 7:18 AM

    Oh yum. I would first read "Looking after your sourdough starter" to see what's possible in our off-grid no-fridge home (but sourdough is what they used before they had fridges, no?) and then I'd go for that rosemary olive bread which I notice seems to be calling to so many others who have commented so far.

  • Vanice  on  1/6/2019 at 7:49 AM

    Beer bread

  • Shelley.b  on  1/6/2019 at 8:07 AM

    Buttermilk scones

  • LaurenE  on  1/6/2019 at 9:45 AM

    olive and rosemary bread

  • Dewnie  on  1/6/2019 at 10:38 AM

    The olive and rosemary loaf......yum!

  • GillB  on  1/6/2019 at 11:36 AM

    Sunflower, Flax and Honey Loaf

  • Puguppy  on  1/6/2019 at 11:52 AM

    Buttermilk rye bread

  • mcrimmins  on  1/6/2019 at 12:53 PM

    Making a sour dough started. My baking goal for 2019. Hoping for some snow days to experiment.

  • allthatsleftarethecrumbs  on  1/6/2019 at 12:55 PM

    Brioche & brown butter ice cream.

  • kaivulagi  on  1/6/2019 at 12:59 PM

    I’d make the sunflower, flax and honey loaf. Sounds yum.

  • Livia  on  1/6/2019 at 1:31 PM

    The beer bread with a pint !

  • lpatterson412  on  1/6/2019 at 3:20 PM


  • cpattersongo  on  1/6/2019 at 3:35 PM

    New York Deli Loaf

  • sarahawker  on  1/6/2019 at 3:47 PM

    Horse bread

  • lauriesk  on  1/6/2019 at 8:22 PM

    The first recipe I would make is the steakburger.

  • rsgrandinetti  on  1/6/2019 at 9:07 PM

    I would like to make the Polenta, cheddar & jalapeño loaf

  • lapsapchung  on  1/6/2019 at 11:27 PM

    Sundried tomato butter

  • matag  on  1/7/2019 at 12:20 AM

    Brioche & butter pudding

  • ktwalla  on  1/7/2019 at 8:42 AM

    Polenta, Cheddar & Jalapeno Loaf

  • KathrynMcC  on  1/7/2019 at 9:22 AM

    I love the idea of Cultured crème fraîche & sour cream: toasted hay cream because we always make a batch of Creme Fraiche every week.

  • ccav  on  1/7/2019 at 9:41 AM

    Buttermilk rye....yum!

  • tennyogirl  on  1/7/2019 at 10:11 AM

    The field loaf

  • kmn4  on  1/7/2019 at 11:28 AM

    Cultured butter & buttermilk - let's start at the beginning!

  • lean1  on  1/7/2019 at 2:17 PM

    Olive and Rosemary loaf!

  • ebs  on  1/7/2019 at 8:18 PM

    Horse Bread

  • Nrshelley  on  1/8/2019 at 4:27 PM

    Olive and Rosemary loaf

  • mpdeb98  on  1/8/2019 at 6:35 PM

    Sunflower, flax & honey loaf

  • stepspior  on  1/8/2019 at 11:44 PM

    Buttermilk rye bread would be my choice for gre Sandwiches or just toasted with some butter

  • ravensfan  on  1/9/2019 at 12:44 PM

    Olive & rosemary loaf

  • jd5761  on  1/9/2019 at 4:21 PM

    Olive and Rosemary loaf for me

  • rachelraspberry1  on  1/10/2019 at 3:43 AM

    Hot cross buns!

  • Dannausc  on  1/11/2019 at 5:43 AM


  • Amandaspamanda  on  1/11/2019 at 10:16 AM

    Buttermilk rye bread - I haven't had good luck yet with rye bread, maybe this recipe will help!

  • banba1  on  1/11/2019 at 7:41 PM

    Sunflower, flax & honey loaf

  • Kblg  on  1/11/2019 at 10:17 PM

    Sourdough starter

  • leilx  on  1/12/2019 at 9:13 AM

    Brioche bread.

  • debbiehb  on  1/12/2019 at 4:44 PM

    Olive & rosemary loaf

  • t.t  on  1/12/2019 at 7:45 PM

    The heritage loaf

  • FrenchCreekBaker  on  1/12/2019 at 8:27 PM

    Heritage loaf sounds tasty.

  • jmay42066  on  1/13/2019 at 12:16 PM

    Buttermilk rye bread

  • thecharlah  on  1/13/2019 at 9:34 PM

    Moroccan fermented butter (Smen/Semneh/Simin/Semn/Sman)

  • lgroom  on  1/14/2019 at 1:58 AM

    Moroccan fermented butter

  • GregH  on  1/15/2019 at 12:02 AM

    Buttermilk scones

  • dangold  on  1/15/2019 at 11:25 AM

    Those Butter Braised veggies look delicious!

  • maggietom1  on  1/16/2019 at 3:01 PM

    hmmm. Probably the baguettes would be a great place to start. yum

  • popoff  on  1/16/2019 at 4:33 PM

    Wild Garlic Butter

  • elsid22  on  1/16/2019 at 5:28 PM

    Heritage Loaf

  • demomcook  on  1/16/2019 at 6:41 PM

    Moroccan fermented butter (Smen/Semneh/Simin/Semn/Sman)

  • a1apple  on  1/18/2019 at 7:09 PM

    Bone broth Butter

  • lovelily1001  on  1/18/2019 at 9:36 PM

    Brioche & brown butter ice cream

  • ghill  on  1/20/2019 at 9:56 AM

    The Heritage Loaf.

  • v.t  on  1/21/2019 at 8:14 PM

    The heritage loaf

  • jluvs2bake  on  1/22/2019 at 1:17 PM

    New York deli loaf

  • littleliv  on  1/23/2019 at 9:15 PM

    New York Deli Loaf

  • Ishtar  on  1/24/2019 at 10:07 AM


  • jezpurr  on  1/26/2019 at 2:15 PM

    Butter Chicken Curry!!!^_^

  • luccio  on  1/27/2019 at 4:24 AM

    Knäckebröd - I keep reading about this...

  • MachelleH  on  1/27/2019 at 6:11 AM

    Buttermilk rye

  • percussion03  on  1/27/2019 at 8:38 AM

    Polenta, cheddar, and jalapeño loaf

  • TanyaD  on  1/27/2019 at 9:40 AM

    New York deli loaf

  • Sfgordon  on  1/28/2019 at 5:32 PM

    I'd try the Brioche & brown butter ice cream

  • EmilyR  on  1/28/2019 at 10:13 PM

    Butter chicken curry

  • silversand  on  1/29/2019 at 7:01 AM

    Definitely making a sourdough starter

  • happybread  on  1/30/2019 at 3:51 PM

    I love bread more than chocolate, so I loved looking through the index! My husband is still searching for the perfect burger bun brioche so the recipe I would try first would have to be "Brioche: for burger buns "

  • Lmocooks  on  1/30/2019 at 5:06 PM

    Beer bread

  • Outrun1986  on  1/31/2019 at 12:10 PM

    I would make buttermilk rye bread

  • MiMi60  on  1/31/2019 at 1:23 PM

    I would like to try the Brioche & brown butter ice cream.

  • Wojtanowski  on  2/1/2019 at 12:33 PM

    buttermilk rye bread

  • hillsboroks  on  2/1/2019 at 8:31 PM

    Bread pudding

  • Lrc_nz  on  2/1/2019 at 11:33 PM

    Always a fan of trying new hot cross bun recipes

  • tacoo  on  2/2/2019 at 7:25 PM

    Polenta, cheddar and jalapeño loaf

  • fionahw  on  2/2/2019 at 7:44 PM

    Hot cross buns

  • RSW  on  2/3/2019 at 8:14 AM

    Making a sourdough starter

  • trudys_person  on  2/3/2019 at 11:39 PM

    Brioche & Bread Pudding - sounds delicious!

  • uk2nl  on  2/5/2019 at 6:26 AM

    Polenta, cheddar & jalapeño loaf - sounds yum!

  • auntietina  on  2/5/2019 at 10:11 PM

    New York deli loaf, can't find anything close in SoCal.

  • littleminxgirl  on  2/8/2019 at 8:09 AM

    The sourdough starter!

  • Dendav  on  2/9/2019 at 2:41 PM

    Buttermilk scones.

  • BMeyer  on  2/9/2019 at 3:36 PM

    olive and rosemary bread

  • GigiHM  on  2/9/2019 at 4:16 PM

    Definitely starting with the cultured butter and buttermilk!

  • alicemb  on  2/9/2019 at 4:50 PM

    Olive and rosemary bread sounds wonderful

  • RickPearson54  on  2/9/2019 at 4:51 PM

    Horse bread

  • Goodcookermom  on  2/9/2019 at 7:28 PM

    making a sourdough starter

  • virjeania  on  2/9/2019 at 8:39 PM

    It would be the Olive & rosemary loaf

  • Dmartin997  on  2/9/2019 at 8:56 PM

    Bread Pudding

  • kaivulagi  on  2/9/2019 at 9:22 PM

    I'd make the knackebrod. I am searching for a great knackenbrod recipe - still looking...

  • Maefleur  on  2/10/2019 at 12:24 AM

    the jambon-beurre-sandwich

  • chasteph  on  2/10/2019 at 3:41 AM

    Buttermilk rye bread for me.

  • Ingridemery  on  2/10/2019 at 5:08 AM

    Can’t wait to try the buttermilk rye bread

  • jnavarro2019  on  2/10/2019 at 7:42 AM


  • jwatts39  on  2/10/2019 at 10:16 AM

    I would like to say the buttermilk rye, but haven't baked in two years due to a move. I'm sure there are easier recipes to try first in my new kitchen. Then...

  • mph993  on  2/10/2019 at 10:56 AM


  • mrscahughes  on  2/10/2019 at 2:40 PM

    Swedish bread

  • brigs03  on  2/11/2019 at 8:11 AM

    Cultured butter

  • tararr  on  2/11/2019 at 12:37 PM

    I love bread pudding...

  • parnassus  on  2/12/2019 at 10:21 AM

    sourdough treacle tart

  • BethFishReads  on  2/12/2019 at 5:14 PM

    the Beer bread

  • fbrunetti  on  2/12/2019 at 8:24 PM

    Nordic fjellbrød

  • KarenDel  on  2/13/2019 at 10:03 AM

    Brioche for burger buns

  • chimpbob  on  2/13/2019 at 1:27 PM


  • edyenicole  on  2/13/2019 at 7:33 PM

    hot cross buns!

  • sequoia55  on  2/15/2019 at 2:46 AM

    Buttermilk rye bread

  • Nancith  on  2/15/2019 at 2:44 PM

    Sourdough treacle tart

  • artthecat  on  2/16/2019 at 11:49 AM

    Olive and rosemary loaf

  • Sand9  on  2/17/2019 at 7:25 AM

    The Heritage Loaf x

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