The Italian Baker

by Carol Field

Hardcover, 1985


Call number

Baking - General -- FIE

Call number

Baking - General -- FIE


Harper & Row (1985), Hardcover, 443 pages


"Who can resist bruschetta rubbed with garlic and drizzled with olive oil, almond-studded biscotti dipped in coffee or wine, and, of course, a thin-crusted pizza with fresh, sweet tomatoes and tangy mozzarella? These Italian classics that Americans know and love are just the beginning; there are a wealth of other equally delicious breads and sweets waiting to be discovered. In this groundbreaking classic now thoroughly updated for today s modern kitchen Carol Field introduces artisanal doughs and techniques used by generations of Italian bakers. Every city and hill town has its own unique baking traditions, and Field spent more than two years traversing Italy to capture the regional and local specialties, adapting them through rigorous testing in her own kitchen. ield s authentic recipes are a revelation for anyone seeking the true Italian experience. Here s a chance to make golden Altamura bread from Puglia, chewy porous loaves from Como, rosemary bread sprinkled with coarse sea salt, dark ryes from the north, simple breads studded with toasted walnuts, succulent fig bread, and Sicilian loaves topped with sesame seeds. he Italian Baker is the only comprehensive book, in En… (more)


Physical description

443 p.; 9.52 inches

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