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More from Macrina: New Favorites from Seattle's Popular Neighborhood Bakery


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Leslie Mackie opened Macrina Bakery & Café in Seattle in 1993 after working with Lydia Shire & Susan Regis in Boston and as head baker at Seattle's Grand Central Bakery. She was among the first wave of Americans experimenting with recipes from European master bakers and a long, slow fermentation process. Mackie rediscovered the craft's traditional, almost spiritual importance. "In France, bakers are revered because bread is such a central part of the family and the community," she explains.

This new book has more of Mackie's irresistible, artisanal breads, including flatbreads and an emphasis on traditional Italian breads. The reader will also find cakes, cookies, pies, and other sweets and savories that devoted customers love. Mackie is deeply rooted in the Puget Sound community and treasures the relationships she has with customers, employees, and producers. Stories of some of her favorite people are sprinkled throughout the book.

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Leslie Mackie picked up her kitchen skills at the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco, and she honed her craft working with acclaimed chefs Lydia Shire and Jasper White in Boston. She caught the bread fever while working in Los Angeles in 1987, when artisan bread was just emerging from wood-burning ovens in popular restaurants. In 1993 she opened Macrina Bakery & Cafe, which has been written up in Sunset and Pacific magazines, Bon Appetit, The LA Times, The New York Times, The Seattle Times, Seattle Weekly, and Seattle magazine. Leslie's recipes reach  beyond Seattle, from her appearances on Julia Child's Baking with Julia television series to an Outstanding Contributor Award from the James Beard Foundation. Leslie has also received nominations for the Outstanding Pastry Chef Award from the James Beard Foundation.

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Ballard Reader, December 15, 2014 (view all comments by Ballard Reader)
Get ready for another round of amazing recipes from one of Seattle's best bakeries, Macrina! Leslie Mackie is so generous and has provided, once again, the recipes that are so popular in her bakeries so fans can create them at home. For anyone who is unfamiliar with Macrina bakery and their delectable goods, the recipes contained within are for somewhat rustic, very flavorful products. The recipes range from sweet to savory and focus a bit more on breads and more breakfast-type items, with some cookies, cakes and pies as well. The recipes for fresh herb bread and savory bread pudding alone are worth the cost of the book; the bread recipe has always turned out beautiful, delicious loaves for me and the bread pudding is a great base recipe that can be adjusted to include what you have on hand. I do feel that the recipes are written for folks who have had some baking experience so, while I would totally encourage a beginner to pick up this book, be mindful that some techniques aren't explained in great detail. This book would be a great addition to any baker's collection whether they have been to Macrina and are fans or just are fans of great baked goods!
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Mackie, Leslie
Sasquatch Books
MacKie, Leslie
Gordanier, Lisa
Henkens, Jim
Cooking and Food-Baking General
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