a focaccia bread recipe

Focaccia

Focaccia, The Artisan Kitchen by James Strawbridge.

Focaccia, The Artisan Kitchen by James Strawbridge. Photography by John Hersey.

The Artisan Kitchen

Giving a modern twist to age-old techniques, this book shows how to master 25 different cooking and preserving processes, from fermenting to cheese making, hot smoking to sourdough baking.

Discover how to culture the perfect batch of sweet-sour kombucha; make a fresh-tasting chutney; dry cure bresaola; create your own unique sourdough starter; and slow roast over an open wood fire. Be inspired to experiment with more than 150 recipe ideas.

Embark on your next culinary adventure and revolutionize your enjoyment of food. Escape to The Artisan Kitchen.

The Artisan Kitchen: The science, practice and possibilities is available at Amazon.com and Amazon.ca. (more…)

Foccacia

Foccacia

Foccacia, Aran Bakery cookbook by Flora Shedden. Photography by Laura Edwards.

Aran, Recipes and Stories from a Bakery in the Heart of Scotland

Aran is a beautiful cookbook from an artisan bakery in the heart of Scotland with the same name. In it, Great British Bake Off star Flora Shedden shares her simple, modern recipes and a window onto a picturesque life below the highlands, with stunning location photography and stories about the people and the place that inspire her creations.

With a clean and fresh design, Aran is both whimsical and contemporary, and would be a perfect gift or self-buy for beginners, established bakers, armchair travellers or any lovers of baked goods!

Sweet and savoury recipes take you from breakfast, through elevenses, through to your afternoon tea and after-dinner sweet treats, and include Poppy morning rolls, Twice baked almond croissants, Peach, chocolate and almond brioche, Poached quince porridge, Pork apple and sage sausage rolls and Banana, date and chocolate loaf cake. (more…)