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Poilâne: The Secrets of the World-Famous Bread Bakery by Apollonia Poilâne

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  • Food52

    Even if you don't think of yourself as a breadmaker, this book will patiently walk you through tried-and-true basics; if you already regularly bake at home, this book will inspire you...

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  • ISBN 10 132881078X
  • ISBN 13 9781328810786
  • Published Oct 29 2019
  • Page Count 336
  • Language English
  • Countries United States
  • Publisher Rux Martin/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Publishers Text

To food lovers the world over, a trip to Paris is not complete without a visit to Poilâne. Ina Garten raves about the bread's "extraordinary quality." Martha Stewart says the P in Poilâne stands for "perfect." For the first time, Poilâne provides detailed instructions so bakers can reproduce its unique "hug-sized" sourdough loaves at home, as well as the bakery's other much-loved breads and pastries. It tells the story of how Apollonia Poilâne, the third-generation baker and owner, took over the global business at age eighteen and steered it into the future as a Harvard University freshman after her parents were killed in a helicopter crash.

Beyond bread, Apollonia includes recipes for pastries such as the bakery's exquisite but unfussy tarts and butter cookies. In recipes that use bread as an ingredient, she shows how to make the most from a loaf, from crust to crumb. In still other dishes, she explores the world of grains: rice, corn, barley, oats, and millet. From sunup to sundown, Poilâne traces the hours in a baker's day, blending narrative, recipes, and Apollonia's philosophy of bread.



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