Breadmaking from fundamentals -- flour, water, salt -- to fancy permutations of yeast, sweetener, cream, eggs, and butter. You'll gain an appreciation of the ways in which ingredients affect the final product, so that you'll want to experiment as well as follow the nearly 100 recipes for yeasted, unyeasted, quick, and dessert breads, rolls, pancakes, pastries, cookies, and cakes.
Tassajara, in Monterrey, California, is the first Zen Buddhist monastery in the Americas. Zen philosophy is part of this cookbook, as illustrated by the opening quote: "Bread makes itself, by your kindness, with your help, with imagination running through you, with dough under hand, you are breadmaking itself, which is why breadmaking is so fulfilling and rewarding."
CONDITION: Like new - excellent, unbent, clean, intact.