52 Loaves

A Half-baked Adventure

by William Alexander

52 Loaves

Paperback, 339 pages, Workman Pub Co, List Price: $15.95 | purchase

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A Half-baked Adventure
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The book charts the author's attempts to bake the perfect loaf of bread, including growing, harvesting, and milling his own wheat.

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Parallels: 'Other Lives,' Human Values And Celebrities Of The 1800s

William Alexander can be compared to a crusader, a man on a quest for the holy grain. The acclaimed author of The $64 Tomato decided that for one year he would bake a loaf of bread a week. Not just any bread, and no croissant or dinner rolls, Alexander wanted to perfect a peasant bread he once tasted. In the course of his odyssey, he grows and grinds his own wheat, wins second place in a New York State Fair bread contest, and revises the art of bread making in a

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