Rising Read: Birdsong Bread by Luke Och
Tie your apron and flour your hands because dough is on the rise in Luke Och’s new book, “Birdsong Bread: Methods and Recipes for Honest Bread,” released this past fall.
Based on Och’s Birdsong Bread blog, the book features hearty chapters on different bread types and offers helpful insight about making sourdough breads, quality breads formed with packaged yeast, seasonal bruschetta, and much more. “They are great beginner breads, but even experienced bakers will appreciate their charm,” says author and bread baker Luke Och. “They are the breads whose aromas filled homes 100 years ago. Breads that make memories.”
Och, who hails from Crafton, Pa., has been baking bread for over six years and enjoys sharing his skills, knowledge, and enthusiasm for honest bread with others. Leading readers through the process of great bread making, Och does his best to clarify the technical aspects in the book, but he encourages fellow bread makers to enjoy the process. “This bread is well worth waiting for, and it will take some time,” says Och. “In time, your senses and intuition will guide you to that perfect loaf.”
“Birdsong Bread” is now available as an ebook through online stores like Amazon and Barnes and Noble.
Birdsong Bread, birdsongbread.wordpress.com. — E.P.