Author(s): Jim Lahey
Jim Lahey's 'breathtaking, miraculous, no-work, no-knead bread' ("Vogue") has revolutionised the food world. Inspired by the ancient art of Italian bread making, he developed artisanal bread that is entirely his own and soon can be yours. The method, which captured worldwide attention, is practically foolproof and allows the home baker to let the dough rise slowly, without any kneading or fuss and then bake it in a heavy, preheated pot. In "My Bread", Lahey also shares the fun of making his inventive recipes for classic breads like the rustic Italian baguette, the stirato, and his famous pizza bianca. With step-by-step instructions and full colour photographs of finished loaves, "My Bread" is perfect for home cooks who have always wanted to make beautiful, deeply flavoured bread but found traditional recipes dauntingly complicated.
Jim Lahey is the baker and owner of the Sullivan Street Bakery and the New York pizza restaurant Co. Rick Flaste is the founding editor of The New York Times's Dining section.