The Italian Baker, Revised: The Classic Tastes of the Italian Countryside--Its Breads, Pizza, Focaccia, Cakes, Pastries, and Cookies

The Italian Baker, Revised: The Classic Tastes of the Italian Countryside--Its Breads, Pizza, Focaccia, Cakes, Pastries, and Cookies


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The only comprehensive book, in English or Italian, to cover the entire range of Italian baking, from breadsticks and cornetti to focaccia, tarts, cakes, and pastries. This latest edition, updated for a new generation of home bakers, has added four-color photography throughout, plus new recipes, ingredients and equipment sections, source guides, and weights. 

Carol Field introduces artisanal doughs and techniques used by generations of Italian bakers. Every city and hill town has its own unique baking traditions, and Field spent more than two years traversing Italy to capture the regional and local specialties, adapting them through rigorous testing in her own kitchen.
Field’s authentic recipes are a revelation for anyone seeking the true Italian experience. Here’s a chance to make golden Altamura bread from Puglia, chewy porous loaves from Como, rosemary bread sprinkled with coarse sea salt, dark ryes from the north, simple breads studded with toasted walnuts, succulent fig bread, and Sicilian loaves topped with sesame seeds.

One of the most revered baking books of all time, The Italian Baker is a landmark work that continues to be a must-have for every serious baker.
Winner of the International Association of Culinary Professionals Award for best baking book
Named to the James Beard Baker’s Dozen list of thirteen indispensable baking books of all time

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781607741060
Publisher: Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/Rodale
Publication date: 11/01/2011
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 432
Sales rank: 197,689
Product dimensions: 7.70(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.60(d)

About the Author

Carol Field is the author of five cookbooks, In Nonna’s Kitchen, Focaccia, Italy in Small Bites, Celebrating Italy, and The Italian Baker, as well as The Hill Towns of Italy and Mangoes and Quince, a novel. She is an award-winning journalist and has contributed to Bon Appétit, Gourmet, and Food and Wine, among others. Field has won two IACP Cookbook Awards and a James Beard Award, and was featured on the PBS series “In Julia’s Kitchen with Master Chefs.” She lives in San Francisco with her husband and continues to visit Italy frequently.

Table of Contents

Vii Acknowledgments
Ix Preface
1 Bread in Italy
15 Baking Basics
15 About the Recipes
17 Ingredients
• The Basic Four
• Additional Ingredients for Bread
• Additional Ingredients for Pastry and Cookies
42 Equipment
• The Basic Three 
• Other Essentials
• Optional but Definitely Nice to Have
• Additional Equipment for Pizza
• Additional Equipment for Pastry
51 Techniques
• Techniques for Baking Bread 
• Techniques for Baking Tarts, Cakes, and Cookies

69 Pani Regionali e Rustici REGIONAL AND RUSTIC BREADS
70 Classic Tastes of Italy
103 Tastes of the Countryside
127 Pani Moderni MODERN BREADS
128 Vegetable and Herb Breads
146 Breads of Various Grains
160 Savory Dishes
174 Bread-Based Desserts
179 Fruit and Nut Breads
191 Lightly Sweetened Breads
199 Sweet and Holiday Breads
223 Panini e Grissini ROLLS AND BREADSTICKS
223 Panini
238 Panini Dolci
243 Grissini
249 Pizze e Focacce PIZZAS AND FOCACCIAS
254 Pizza
269 Focaccia
283 Pani Raffinati ELEGANT BREADS
285 Sweet Croissants
290 Savory Croissants
298 Puff Pastry
312 Savory Appetizers
317 Crostate TARTS
319 Basic Tart Doughs
324 Basic Pastry Creams
327 Fruit and Jam Tarts
339 Nut Tarts
343 Chocolate Tarts
345 Torte CAKES
347 Ricotta Cheesecakes and Creamy Rice Tarts
354 Spice Cakes and Fruitcakes
361 Sponge Cakes
369 Biscotti COOKIES
371 Nut Paste Cookies
380 Butter Cookies
389 Biscotti
393 Cookies of Various Grains
397 Sweet Pastry Dough Cookies
399 Chocolate Nut Cookies
401 Appendix: Source Guide to Ingredients and Equipment
405 Index

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