A Baker's Odyssey

A Baker's Odyssey celebrates the immigrant heritage of the United States. The cookbook includes a DVD with key baking techniques and methods for some recipes like Apple Strudel. The cookbook offers 130 recipes from master home bakers across America from different cultures including Mexico, Norway, India and more. 


Format: Hardcover with dust jacket, 369 pages. 

Copyright: 2007 

Publisher: Wiley 

Author: Greg Patent 

ISBN: 9780764572814

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Description: In his James Beard Award-winning Baking in America, Greg Patent brought to life the 200-year history of American baking. Now, in A Baker's Odyssey, he celebrates the living traditions of America's immigrant bakers. Preserving recipes is one of the most important ways that immigrants maintain their cultural identity, and even families that came over generations ago still prepare cherished recipes handed down by grandmothers. 

Visiting the kitchens of more than five dozen master home bakers around the country, Patent discovered the baking secrets of thirty diverse cultures, from Austria, Norway, and Italy to Mexico, India, and Nigeria. He observed techniques, recorded recipes, and learned the cultural significance of each baked good he saw prepared. The more than 130 recipes he shares in the book represent the best of each culture's beloved culinary heritage -- and pay tribute to the marvelous gastronomic diversity of America today. 

With this book as your guide, you can embark on a grand tour of baking around the world that will delight your family and friends. You'll encounter sweet and savory favorites such as Eastern European Rugelach, Sweet Irish Soda Bread, Chinese-Style Almond Sponge Cake, Italian Pignoli Cookies, Indian Chapati, Syrian Savory Bracelets, the Original Shoofly Pie, and Portuguese Empadas, to name just a few. 

To help you get started. Patent includes a special one-hour DVD that demonstrates key baking skills, including general baking techniques and the step-by-step methods for making Cannoli, Matzoh, Thai Shrimp and Bean Sprout Fritters, Apple Strudel, Pretzels, Swedish Saffron Bread, Krumkaker, Kransekake, and Hungarian Walnut Torte. Complete with detailed notes on the origins and significance of each dish and thirty-two beautiful color photographs, A Baker's Odyssey is a bountiful gift that will open up a world of baking possibilities. 


Condition: Good condition. 

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