August is coming to a close, and you know what that means. It’s time for us to announce our cookbook of the month for September: Flour Water Salt Yeast by Ken Forkish. It was only a matter of time now that I have started to show some interest in bread baking. This is an award winning cookbook that has been recommended to me more than once since I started making bread.
It’s a special book, and you can tell just by looking at the cover. I have yet to pick up a cookbook for this little exercise that has won both a James Beard Foundation Book Award AND a IACP Cookbook award. I’m very excited to dive into this book, so let’s go over some of the basics.
The book is broken into four parts with three of them consisting of different dough recipes: basic bread, levain bread, and pizza. There are several essays peppered throughout from what the contents guide shows me, and I am very oddly excited about that.
The real treat is that my baking waifu, Amanda, will be guest posting on Eating Normal as we work through this book. She is one of those that suggested it to me, and we will be working out which recipes to try as the month goes on. We’ll let you know what we decide on so you can gook along with us. Bread, bread, bread!
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