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Slow Rise: A Bread-Making Adventure


25 February 2021

Slow Rise: A Bread-Making Adventure

Who's the author? Robert Penn is a journalist and author of several books, including the Sunday Times bestseller It's All About the Bike and The Man Who Made Things Out of Trees. 

What's it about? Slow Rise charts the history, culture, craft, hard work and patience that goes into producing one of humankind's most important and most ancient foods; bread. 

Over the course of a year, Robert Penn learns how to sow, harvest, thresh and mill his own wheat, relearning the true origins of bread-making and drawing on the wisdom of farmers and bakers around the world, from the Welsh mountains to the Great Plains of the USA to the Fertile Crescent in eastern Anatolia. 

Echoing the steady growth of the Real Bread movement and the increased interest in home bread-baking, Slow Rise is a timely account, weaving a captivating story of our relationship with bread and painting a vivid picture of what it really takes to produce a truly nourishing, flavoursome loaf of bread. 

Perfect for: Sourdough enthusiasts and home bakers with a real interest in the craft and history of a proper loaf.


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