This week: Breads of the world, recipes, cookbook previews and more

As I was relaxing and scrolling YouTube, I came across a video of how bakers in Samarkand bake 12,000 loaves of their unique bread a day. There are several videos on this subject if you want to explore more.

I find it fascinating how they shape their bread and almost dive into the ovens to attach it to the hot walls to bake. I would absolutely need a safety harness because I lack grace in movement – along with a fear of heights and that oven is deep!

A while back I ordered marking stamps to have at the ready to create some of the beautiful breads I had read about.

In my quest for international bread knowledge, I also became interested in Laufabrauð which is Icelandic leaf bread and a friend was able to track down a leaf cutting iron for me.

There are a few books that I have and enjoy which offer some insight into international bread baking: The Hot Bread Kitchen Cookbook: Artisanal Baking from Around the World; Global Baker: Inspirational Breads, Cakes, Pastries & Desserts with International Influences; Savory Baking from the Mediterranean: Focaccias, Flatbreads, Rusks, Tarts, and Other Breads; and Breaking Breads: A New World of Israeli Baking. We have over 48,000 bread recipes (online recipes) in our EYB Library and there are over 1,800 cookbooks devoted to bread.

Other articles of interest:

The last week at Eat Your Books

Since our last roundup, Darcie has written these articles:

Darcie’s weekly food news antipasto is shared every Sunday and the tag #foodnews brings up these information-packed posts from the most current to the first one. Darcie can be followed on Instagram at darcie_bakes.

Since our last roundup, I have posted the following:

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Jenny and the EYB Team

Recently Indexed Titles

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Savoury oat porridge with ginger-garlic crumbs from Ottolenghi Test Kitchen: Shelf Love (page 36) by Yotam Ottolenghi and Noor Murad submitted by member Nkrieda78

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Featured Online Recipe

Groundhog day pudding shots from Sweet ReciPEAs

For more fun recipes be sure to check out Peabody’s blog and her cookbook Holy Sweet!: 60 Indulgent Recipes for Bigger, Better Desserts 

EYBDigital Previews

Recently we uploaded our 1,223rd EYBDigital Preview where a selection of full sample pages is available for the following cookbooks.

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