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The Bread Baker's Apprentice Cookbook

Author Peter Reinhart has been a leader in America's artisanal bread movement for the past 15 years, and now he has combined 50 of his favorite foolproof recipes for your own home. Featuring classic breads as rustic ciabatta, hearty pain de campagne, old-school New York bagels, and the book’s Holy Grail–Peter’s version of the famed pain à l’ancienne. This book is more than a collection of recipes, it's also a science book and explains the chemistry that goes into the art of bread making.