a book review by Meera Klein: Bread and Butter: History, Culture, RecipesThe book delves deep into the history and culture behind the bread and butter partnership, taking a global overview that brings us to the present day. It also shares more than 50 outstanding sweet and savoury recipes that celebrate the best of both bread and butter. There are key recipes for a variety of breads flatbreads, brioche, grain loaf and butters real butter, ghee, flavoured spreads , as well as recipes that bring the two together, from simple buttermilk scones or bread puddings, to a brioche and brown butter ice-cream and spelt buttermilk pancakes. Bread and butter are put on the table to be eaten and enjoyed, and this book shows you how to prepare both brilliantly - but it also explores how bread and butter are eaten across the world. It covers the traditions, the flavours and the making processes. And it's a celebration of the most humble, but arguably most important, pairings in food history.
Bread and Butter: History, Culture, Recipes
This is a book you can really sink your teeth into and makes for an entertaining, educational, and drool-worthy read. The book begins with brief biographies of the three authors. The trio has interesting stories to share, but it is their love of well-prepared, wholesome food that unites them. He finds excitement, wonderment and delight in baking and his words and recipes are a testament to these personal feelings. Grant Harrington is devoted to making the best butter in the world, so he created Ampersand Butter Culture. His devotion to his craft is evident in the buttery recipes and his explanation of the Science of Butter is a revelation. The third author Eve Hemingway brings her love of food writing to the talented trio.
Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. - Delving deep into the history and culture behind the bread and butter partnership, Eve Hemingway, baker Richard Snapes, and chef Grant Harrington explore how bread and butter are eaten across the world, the traditions, the flavours and the making processes as well as share more than 50 outstanding sweet and savoury recipes that celebrate the best of both foods. Why write a book about bread and butter?
Who are the authors? Killer recipes? How annoyingly vague are the recipes? Is it good bedtime reading? Top notch, and by all rights should probably be enjoyed with a late night sandwich made with Snapes Bakery bread and Ampersand butter. The first third of the book is dedicated to exploring the twin subject matter in depth with extended essays on Ancient Origins; Production and Craft; Bread and Butter Today; and Global Tastes and Traditions.