In 1983 Daniel Leader moved his family from NYC to the Catskill Mountains to bake organic breads on the hearth of a wood-fired brick oven. Thus was born the iconic Bread Alone Bakery. A chef by training, Dan learned to bake naturally-fermented, artisan breads touring bakeries in Paris. Dan is truly one of the pioneers of the artisan bread movement in America and is an author and baker who has inspired me for many years.
So I was really stoked when Dan and his publicist at Avery / Random House reached out to Breadtopia to help spread the word on the launch of his newest book, Living Bread: Tradition and Innovation in Artisan Bread Making.
They sent us an advance copy of the book a couple weeks ago and it’s an amazing celebration of bread. It’s essentially a tour of the cutting edge in grain farming, milling, and artisan bread baking in Europe and the U.S. today, illustrated with dazzlingly rich photography and the deep insight into craft that only a master bread baker could bring to it; all wrapped around 60+ extremely unique recipes that Dan compiled along the way.
In addition to letting us read the book early (thank you!), Avery also supplied us with three copies to give away to our readers (see below), and Dan also kindly offered us a show-stopping black baguette recipe from the book to share with you all:
Dan will be joining me for a live video conversation about Living Bread and the state of craft bread baking this Sunday, October 6 at 2pm CDT in our Instagram Live Video channel. I hope you will join us.
Contest Details - How to Enter
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