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  • Published: 18 May 2021
  • ISBN: 9780241352083
  • Imprint: Particular Books
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 240
  • RRP: $39.99

Slow Rise

A Bread-Making Adventure




A tale of rediscovery and a celebration of the everyday miracle of homemade bread

Over the course of a year, Robert Penn learns how to plant, harvest, thresh and mill his own wheat, in order to bake bread for his family. In returning to this pre-industrial practice, he tells the fascinating story of our relationship with bread: from the domestication of wheat in the Fertile Crescent at the dawn of civilization, to the rise of mass-produced loaves and the resurgence in homebaking today.

Gathering knowledge and wisdom from experts around the world - farmers on the banks of the Nile, harvesters in the American Midwest and Parisian boulangers - Penn reconnects the joy of making and eating bread with a deep appreciation for the skill and patience required to cultivate its key ingredient. This book is a celebration of the millennia-old craft of breadmaking, and how it is woven into the story of humanity.

  • Published: 18 May 2021
  • ISBN: 9780241352083
  • Imprint: Particular Books
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 240
  • RRP: $39.99

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