Bread and Butter: History, Culture, Recipes (Hardcover)

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*James Beard Award 2019 Nominee*

Bread & Butter is a love letter to two glorious, artisanal products that have graced our tables for centuries. The book delves deep into the history and culture behind the bread and butter partnership, taking a global overview that brings us to the present day.

It also shares more than 50 outstanding sweet and savory recipes that celebrate the best of both bread and butter. There are key recipes for a variety of breads (flatbreads, brioche, grain loaf) and butters (real butter, ghee, flavored spreads), as well as recipes that bring the two together, from simple buttermilk scones or bread puddings, to a brioche and brown butter ice-cream and spelt buttermilk pancakes.

Bread and butter are put on the table to be eaten and enjoyed, and this book shows you how to prepare both brilliantly – but it also explores how bread and butter are used in celebration, myth and story across the world. It covers the traditions, the flavors, and the making processes. And it's a celebration of the most humble, but arguably most important, pairings in food history.

About the Author

Eve Hemingway is a food writer who strives to preserve old food cultures. She believes that without books and essays to promote the hard work of specialist food producers, we're at risk of losing the knowledge and skills they devote their lives to. She currently works for a company that supports restaurants to reduce food waste.

Richard Snapes of The Snapery Bakery believes that even the best can be improved. A philosophy that has cemented a life-long pursuit: to make the best bread anyone has ever eaten. He launched his London-based bakery in 2014 and now supplies bread toestablishments including José Pizarro restaurants.

Grant Harrington of Ampersand Cultured Butter is on a mission to make butter taste more buttery. He makes artisan cultured butter, buttermilk, and fresh cheeses and has supplied over 15 Michelin-starred restaurants with his buttery delights. He was previously a chef at Gordon Ramsay's Maze and Pétrus, a private chef for the Duke of Westminster and pastry chef at Fäviken, Sweden.

Praise For…

2019 James Beard Foundation Book Award Nominee (Single Subject)
Product Details
ISBN: 9781787131736
ISBN-10: 1787131734
Publisher: Quadrille Publishing
Publication Date: October 2nd, 2018
Pages: 256
Language: English

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