Try Something New—Try Baking Bread

Bread Baking Basics explores the art of getting started and trying something new through the instructions of making your first loaf of bread. With quotes, essays, photographs, illustrations, and recipes, this bread cookbook helps you feed your stomach—and your soul—through homemade foods.

The best way to try something new is to just start. Trying new things can be intimidating. But if you never try, you’ll never get to taste the flavors of hard work and success. Practice the art of starting and building a new skill with bread baking, an activity that mirrors life in surprising ways. Learn confidence while discovering the science of food. Find abundance while trying new and tasty recipes. Explore healthy living with healthy foods, all in Bread Baking Basics

From pizza dough to sourdough, learn new, simple, and classic recipes for bread—and for life. Author Gregory Berger knows what it’s like to try something new. He started baking bread as a personal hobby on a whim. Now, he’s an award-winning baker and has created recipes for some of Sacramento’s top restaurants. In Bread Baking Basics, Gregory shares the skills and life lessons he’s learned from his journey in this great baking gift, including:

  • The do’s and don’ts of Sourdough starters and sour moments
  • Healthy toast recipes and healthy, local eating
  • Creative salad and pizza ideas alongside lessons on moderation and enjoyment

About Gregory Berger

Gregory Berger was a full-time, stay-at-home dad running his own successful company when he was first inspired to make bread. Between diaper changes and the graphic design work he does for restaurants and nonprofits through his company, Pomegranate Design, Greg read a book about sourdough bread. He baked one loaf and it sparked a passion. Greg has earned blue ribbons four years in a row at the California State Fair. He now creates original bread recipes for some of the top restaurants in Northern California. Greg is also well known for baking buns and rolls for charity events that draw thousands, including the Sacramento Burger Battle and the Sacramento Sausage Fest. If you ask nicely, he’ll probably make you a loaf.


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