Author(s): Dan Lepard
The Handmade Loaf is a collection of recipes, personal stories, and photographs that capture the breads and home bakers of Europe. Over 80 recipes, many of which are inspired by the bakers profiled, look afresh at traditional methods and ingredients. Their blend of history and innovation will appeal to the experienced baker, but also to a generation ready to discover the simple pleasure of baking their first crisp loaf at home. Shot in real time, with bakers caught on film as the dough is mixed and the bread taken freshly from the oven, the photographs place the reader right beside the baker, showing the detail to help us understand perfectly how breads are created.
Australian-born Dan Lepard is an award-winning master baker, author, writer and photographer much loved for his innovative and earthy approach to the art of baking. He is the baking correspondent for The Guardian and The Observer and has baked for some of Britain's top restaurants, including Locanda Locatelli, Zafferano, and Alastair Little. He will be returning to his home state of Victoria to judge The Great Australian Bake Off.