• Living Bread

    by Daniel Leader, Lauren Chattman
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    Living Bread

Daniel Leader and Lauren Chattman

present

Living Bread:
Tradition and Innovation in Artisan Bread Making 

in conversation with JACK BISHOP

This event includes a book signing

Date

Oct
16
Wednesday
October 16, 2019
7:00 PM

Location

Harvard Book Store
1256 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138

Tickets

This event is free; no tickets are required.

Harvard Book Store welcomes pioneering artisan bread baker DANIEL LEADER and cookbook author LAUREN CHATTMAN for a discussion of their new book, Living Bread: Tradition and Innovation in Artisan Bread Making. They will be joined in conversation by JACK BISHOP, chief creative officer of America's Test Kitchen.

About Living Bread

At twenty-two, Daniel Leader stumbled across the intoxicating perfume of bread baking in the back room of a Parisian boulangerie, and he has loved and devoted himself to making quality bread ever since. He went on to create Bread Alone, the now-iconic bakery that has become one of the most beloved artisan bread companies in the country. Today, professional bakers and bread enthusiasts from all over the world flock to Bread Alone's headquarters in the Catskills to learn Dan's signature techniques and baking philosophy.

But though Leader is a towering figure in bread baking, he still considers himself a student of the craft, and his curiosity is boundless. In this groundbreaking book, he offers a comprehensive picture of bread baking today for the enthusiastic home baker. With inspiration from a community of millers, farmers, bakers, and scientists, Living Bread provides a fascinating look into the way artisan bread baking has evolved and continues to change—from wheat farming practices and advances in milling, to sourdough starters and the mechanics of mixing dough. Influenced by art and science in equal measure, Leader presents exciting twists on classics such as Curry Tomato Ciabatta, Vegan Brioche, and Chocolate Sourdough Babka, as well as traditional recipes.

Sprinkled with anecdotes and evocative photos from Leader's own travels and encounters with artisans who have influenced him, Living Bread is a love letter, and a cutting-edge guide, to the practice of making "good bread."

Praise for Living Bread

“This is the book all of us sleepless bread makers have been waiting for. It is a visually stunning homage to land, grain, history, craft, tradition, and travel, and, at its essence, the story of a lifelong love affair with bread. Humble. Passionate. Honest. Inspiring.” —Zachary Golper, chef and owner of Bien Cuit

“Somehow, Daniel Leader, long a pioneer in the American baking world, finds a way to blaze a new path in his excellent new book Living Bread with precision and passion. Living Bread guides you around the world to make breads that will entice your nose, your mouth, and your heart.” —Nancy Silverton

“Just when I thought we'd run out of things to say about bread, Daniel Leader, in Living Bread, places a stunning capstone on his illustrative career. He is not only one of the great bakers of our time, but he is also one of our noblest bread ambassadors and storytellers. His personal journey, as well as the many artists and unique breads that he profiles, provide a penetrating glimpse into the artisan soul.” —Peter Reinhart, author of The Bread Baker's Apprentice

Daniel Leader
Daniel Leader

Daniel Leader

Daniel Leader was one of the first champions of artisanal bread baking in America, and founded Bread Alone Bakery in New York's Hudson Valley in the early 1980s. Now a classic, Leader's Bread Alone cookbook won the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) award for best baking book in 1994. In 2008, he won his second IACP award for Local Breads. He is also the author of Simply Great Breads and Panini Express. Leader continues to run the Bread Alone Bakery, and Bread Alone products are sold in farmers' markets and fine grocers across New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Massachusetts.

Jack Bishop
Jack Bishop

Jack Bishop

Jack Bishop is the chief creative officer of America’s Test Kitchen, leading the creative teams working on the company’s television shows, magazines, books, websites and online cooking school. He was part of the original team that started America’s Test Kitchen, beginning with the launch of Cook’s Illustrated in 1993. Jack directed the launch of Cook’s Country magazine in 2005 and the building of the company’s book publishing division. He also serves as the tasting lab expert on America’s Test Kitchen and Cook’s Country from America’s Test Kitchen. Jack has authored several cookbooks, including Vegetables Every Day and The Complete Italian Vegetarian Cookbook.

Lauren Chattman
Lauren Chattman

Lauren Chattman

Lauren Chattman is a cookbook author and former professional pastry chef who has written nine books, including, most recently, Icebox Cakes. She has also collaborated with former White House pastry chef Roland Mesnier on Dessert University and with Daniel Leader on Local Breads. Her recipes have appeared in Food & Wine, Bon Appétit, Cook’s Illustrated, the New York Times, Metropolitan Home, Family Circle, and Redbook, and she has appeared on the Today show and QVC. She lives with her husband and two daughters in Sag Harbor, New York.

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