Slow Rise

£17.99

A tale of rediscovery and a celebration of the everyday miracle of homemade bread. Over the course of a year, Rob Penn learns 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 homebaking today. Gathering knowledge and wisdom from experts around the world – farmers on the banks of the Nile, harvesters in the American Midwest and Parisian boulangers – Penn reconnects the joy of making and eating bread with a deep appreciation for the skill and patience required to cultivate its key ingredient.

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‘Charming, important . . . a journey of discovery’ Telegraph

‘Compelling, vivid . . . Slow Rise will be welcomed by the new bread geeks’ Spectator

Over the course of a year, Robert Penn learns 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 civilization, to the rise of mass-produced loaves and the resurgence in homebaking today.

Gathering knowledge and wisdom from experts around the world – farmers on the banks of the Nile, harvesters in the American Midwest and Parisian boulangers – 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 breadmaking, and how it is woven into the story of humanity.

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Weight 0.361 kg
Dimensions 22.2 × 14.4 × 2.5 cm
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Imprint

Cover

Hardback

Pages

256

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

641.815 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K