Readers of my blog know that I am passionate about baking bread. Friends who come to our house for dinner know that there will be homemade bread (pane fatto in casa) on the table (and homemade ice cream for dessert). Hence, it was with enthusiasm that I answered the offer to review a book on bread baking (the art of making bread is called arte bianca in Italian, literally: white art). The enthusiasm never left me as I explored The Handmade Loaf by Dan Lepard.
The photo above shows my rendition of one of the recipes in the book: Maize bread (pane di mais), made with polenta and corn flour. My review of the book has just been published on the Daring Kitchen site: follow this link to navigate to the relevant page. Photos of five of the recipes that I realized from the book accompany the review (recensione).
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