Crust Bread to Get Your Teeth Into Richard Bertinet
- Web Price: £15.99
- RRP: £19.99
- 08 Oct 2007
Richard Bertinet's revolutionary and simple approach to breadmaking gives you the confidence to create really exciting recipes at home. He shows us how a good crust is one of the most significant things about all types of great bread. To start with, Richard concentrates on mastering your own ferments, working the dough and proving, which helps your technique, and then, in his following chapters, he shows you how to make a range of bread. First is 'Slow' – mastering sourdough, baguette and other breads; then 'Different', which uses a range of flours and flavours to produce seeded, spelt, rye, ciabatta, chestnut, bagel, pretzels and more; and finally you can explore variations of 'Sweet' – making croissants, stollen, brioche and buns. With stunning step-by-step photography, simple advice and helpful techniques throughout, Crust will delight and inspire you to make healthier, tastier and better-looking bread! An additional DVD of Richard divulging his tips and techniques makes his style of breadmaking even easier and enjoyable.
Richard Bertinet trained as a baker in Brittany and at the Grand Moulin de Paris. After a position as Operations Director with the Novelli Group of restaurants, Richard set up the Dough Co. in 2000. In 2004, with a young family, Richard and his wife Jo decided that it was time to leave London and founded The Bertinet Kitchen in Bath at the tail end of that year.
The cookery school opened in September 2005 in the same month that Richard's first baking book, Dough was published by Kyle Books to critical aclaim and a host of awards including IACP Cookery Book of the Year 2006, James Beard Award for Best Book (Baking & Deserts) and the Julia Child Award for Best First Book. Richard published his second book Crust in 2007 winning the World Gourmand Award for Best UK Book (Baking) and his third title Cook : In a Class of Your Own in April 2010.
Richard continues with his popular cookery and baking classes at Ther Bertinet Kitchen which sell out almost immediately and was named as the BBC Food Champion of the Year 2010 at the BBC Food & Farming Awards on 24 November 2010.