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Flatbreads & Flavors by Jeffrey Alford
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Flatbreads & Flavors

by Jeffrey Alford, Naomi Duguid (Author)

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Bread-making turned into an exciting adventure, geographically and culturally. Whole grains and flour types explained; fairly good directions but be ready to improvise and adjust the ratio of wet and dry ingredients. The recipes lead you to learn about being adaptable in making grain-based yeast products, and above all, how basic it is to enjoying a meal. The recipes are delightfully augmented with directions for spreads, dips and stews. I find inspiration every time I open the book. ( )
  SandyAMcPherson | Oct 6, 2018 |
I have been making the Panch Dal for years now. I first came across it in a blog and had to buy the book because of it. I was so deeply in love with the authors' voices that I purchased all of their books and have since gotten rid of all but this one and Seductions of Rice. Both books are wonderful travelogues, with great basic recipes. I plan on requiring their bread baking book. ( )
  elka.b | Nov 10, 2017 |
This excellent resource focuses on flatbread traditions around the globe. In addition to
recipes, the text is rich with travel stories and culinary history tidbits
  psumesc | Feb 21, 2011 |
Fascinating! ( )
  SouthShoreAnn | Mar 6, 2010 |
I adore this cookbook. It just evokes wonderful feelings to page through it. (Among other things, it made me aware of Central Asia for pretty much the first time in my life.) I've cooked quite a number of recipes from it. I've actually found them a little unreliable, especially the bread ones, and have learned to be cautious making them so I don't end up with runny dough because I added all the water they suggested. But some items are really stellar: the Ethiopian spice bread, the sunflower seed bread, the chicken and fenugreek stew... the one I've made most is the chickpea and onion stew, incredibly simple but so very good. This book is what made me overcome my hesitations about non-loaf breads and cook up flatbreads as just a normal part of a meal. ( )
  SarahEHWilson | Jul 18, 2009 |
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We each grew up in tolerant, loving household where curiosity about the world was encouraged and travel was seen as a normal part of life. This book is dedicated to our parents: To Ann and Jack Alford, with love and thanks; and to Robin and Adrian Duguid, remembered with gratitude and love.
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This cookbook is in part a journal, a travel diary, a record of events and memories expressed in recipes. (Preface)
We began this book with a passion for flatbreads, in love with the taste of freshly ground grain baked as bread on a hot iron griddle or on the walls of a tandoor oven and intrigued by all the different shapes and textures of flatbreads, all the different ways in which they are cooked and eaten. (Introduction)
The art of making bread involves elements of intuition, of skill and practice, of play and creativity.
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This excellent resource focuses on flatbread traditions around the globe. In addition to
recipes, the text is rich with travel stories and culinary history tidbits.
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0688114113, Hardcover)

An amazing cookbook that travels to the furthest reaches of the world to celebrate flatbreads with over the recipes for a myriad of breads, including Afghani naan, Mexican tortilla, French fougasse, Middle Eastern pita, and Armenian lavash. Hungry for something to go with all that bread? The authors include another 150 recipes for traditional accompaniments. How about a Scandinavian smorgasbord, tomatillo salsa with arbol chiles, Nepali green chile chutney, Ethiopian beef tartar, or Yemeni stew?

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