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Good bread is back : a contemporary history of French bread, the way it is made, and the people who make it

Author: Steven L Kaplan
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The French have reclaimed bread-making as a symbol of French identity and culture. This text offers a synthesis of the history, the taste, the production techniques, and the legend of modern bread.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Steven L Kaplan
ISBN: 0822338335 9780822338338 0822359243 9780822359241
OCLC Number: 67346203
Language Note: Translated from the French.
Notes: Translated from the French.
Description: 368 pages, [16] pages of plates : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Good bread : practices and discources --
Bread : the double crisis --
White bread : a western story --
The enemy --
Bakeries and the state --
Bound to quarrel, condemned to get along : millers and bakers --
Rue Monge rivals and other mavericks --
Conclusion.
Other Titles: Retour du bon pain.
Responsibility: Steven Laurence Kaplan ; translated by Catherine Porter.
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This beautifully illustrated book, written by a leading expert on French bread, describes the resurgence of high-quality, artisanal bread in France over the past two decades.  Read more...

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