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- DescriptionIn Good Bread Is Back, historian and leading French bread expert Steven Laurence Kaplan takes readers into aromatic Parisian bakeries as he explains how good bread began to reappear in France in the 1990s, following almost a century of decline in quality. Kaplan describes how, while bread comprised the bulk of the French diet during the eighteenth century, by the twentieth, per capita consumption had dropped off precipitously. This was largely due to social and ecomic modernization and the availability of a wider choice of foods. But part of the problem was that the bread did t taste good. In a culture in which bread is sacrosanct, bad bread was more than a gastromical disappointment; it was a threat to France's sense of itself. By the mid-1990s bakers rallied, and bread officially designated as bread of the French tradition was in demand throughout Paris. Kaplan meticulously describes good bread's ideal crust and crumb (interior), mouth feel, aroma, and taste. He discusses the breadmaking process in extraordinary detail, from the ingredients to the kneading, shaping, and baking, and even the sound bread should make when it comes out of the oven. Kaplan does more than tell the story of the revival of good bread in France. He makes the reader see, smell, taste, feel, and even hear why it is so very wonderful that good bread is back.
- Author BiographySteven Laurence Kaplan is the Goldwin Smith Professor of European History at Cornell University. He is the author of The Bakers of Paris and the Bread Question, 1770-1775, also published by Duke University Press.
- Author(s)Steven Laurence Kaplan
- PublisherDuke University Press
- Date of Publication09/02/2015
- SubjectFood & Drink: General
- Place of PublicationNorth Carolina
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintDuke University Press
- Content Note46 color illustrations
- Weight572 g
- Width3963 mm
- Height5969 mm
- Spine23 mm
- Translated byCatherine Porter
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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