Synopses & Reviews
An around-the-world of baking, by the award-winning team that brought us Seductions of Rice
and Hot Sour Salty Sweet
HomeBaking is Jeffrey Alford and Naomi Duguids tribute to the worldwide art of home baking. Already consummate breadmakers, theyve collected here recipes for any type of bread you can imagine -- soda bread, stollen, naan, bannock, ciabatta -- but they also delve into the sweeter side of things. Join them in their travels and learn how to make Beirut Tahini Swirls, authentic Welsh Cakes or a Fruit Custard Tart, or stop in for Truckstop Cinnamon Rolls, Olive Panini or Walnut Torte.
As they were beginning work on HomeBaking, Jeffrey and Naomi bought a rundown farm outside the city. As time went on, they came to realize that the farm was influencing how they thought about baking. The more they travelled the world, learning how to make slagbrot from a Swedish grandmother or seeking out their favourite mini pancakes from a street vendor in Bangkok, the more the farm felt like a link to food traditions that are anchored in a sense of place, that evoke time past and still speak meanfully to us all.
The book is lavishly illustrated, not only with stunning images of food, but also with Naomi and Jeffreys travel stories and photographs. The recipes, designed for the home baker, come to life on the page as foods filled with family history, foods that resonate with meaning.
About the Author
Jeffrey Alford and Naomi Duguid have written three award-winning cookbooks. Seductions of Rice won the Cuisine Canada Gold Cookbook Award for 1998, and Flatbreads & Flavors and Hot Sour Salty Sweet were both named James Beard Awards Cookbook of the Year, in 1996 and 2001 respectively. They write a biweekly column called “Tastes of Travel” for the National Post and their work also appears in magazines such as Food & Wine and Gourmet. They live in Toronto with their two sons.