Flatbreads & Flavors: A Baker's Atlas

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Harper Collins, Aug 26, 2008 - Cooking - 464 pages

As they have pursued their passions for travel and exploring culture through food, Jeffrey Alford and Naomi Duguid have found an internationally shared and nourishing element of culture and cuisine: flatbreads, humankind's simplest, oldest, and most remarkably varied form of bread.

In their James Beard Award-winning cookbook Flatbreads and Flavors Alford and Duguid share more than sixty recipes for flatbreads of every origin and description: tortillas from Mexico, pita from the Middle East, naan from Afghanistan, chapatti from India, pizza from Italy, and French fougasse. In addition, they provide 150 recipes for traditional accompaniments to the flatbreads, from chutneys and curries, salsas and stews, to such delectable pairings as Chinese Spicy Cumin Kebabs wrapped in Uighur nan or Lentils with Garlic, Onion, and Tomato spooned onto chapatti. Redolent with the tastes and aromas of the world's hearths, Flatbreads and Flavors maps a course through cultures old and intriguing, and, with clear and patient recipes, makes accessible to the novice and experienced baker alike the simple and satisfying bread baker's art.

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Wonderful recipes, wonderful stories, wonderful pictures. I don't think 5 stars are enough. If there is one disadvantage it is that it is too big and heavy to cart around, or even to fit on the counter in my tiny kitchen. I use it frequently. Read full review

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I have to admit that I am not much of a bread baker, but after buying over 700 cookbooks, I now look for a book that is more than just basic recipes. I have had this book for a while, but in an effort ... Read full review

Contents

Flatbread Basics
7
3 SELECTING A FLATBREAD TO MAKE
25
AFGHAN SNOWSHOE NAAN 40 MINT AND YOGURT SAUCE 43 CHICKEN STREET
47
HERBS AND GREENS EGG PIE 58 POMEGRANATE AND MEATBALL SOUP 60 SWEET
65
BUCKWHEAT HONEY COUNTRY BREAD 79 SAVORY HOT SOY MILK 81 SPICY
85
NEW YEAR IN VIETNAM 98 FRESH RICE PAPERS 100 GRILLED LEMON GRASS
110
FLUNG AND FOLDED GRIDDLE BREADS 112 DAL AND BREAD FRY 114 LACY
117
SOFT WHOLE WHEAT SKILLET BREADS 123 FIVELENTIL STEW 1 26 LENTILS WITH
141
ORANGEANDBLACKOLIVESALAD 250 RAMADANLAMBAND
269
ETHIOPIAN SPICE BREAD 272 GREEN PEPPER RELISH 274 ETHIOPIAN CHILE AND SPICE
277
PAPERTHIN LAVASH 283 OKRA AND CHICKEN STEW 286 ARMENIAN TOMATO
291
BREAD STORY 291 GEORGIAN CHEESEFILLED QUICK BREAD 292 POTATOAND
301
GEORGIAN LEEK PÂTÉ 305 WALNUT AND EGGPLANT ROLLUPS 306 RED BEANS
316
OLIVE LADDER BREAD 323 PROVENCAL SAUTÉED WILD MUSHROOMS 325 TENDER
338
SPELT BREAKFAST BREAD 339 NORWEGIAN CRISPBREAD 340 ANNAS CURED
350
MARINATED HERRING 352 FINNISH BARLEY BREAD 354 BEET AND DILL
357

FRESH CORN AND YOGURT 146 CHICKPEA FLOUR COUNTRY BREAD 147 FRESH
162
BULGUR BREAD 175 MARINATED LAMB KEBABS 176 CUTTINGBOARD
181
SPICY YEMENI SALSA 191 CULTURAL CHANGE 192 YOGURT AND POMEGRANATE
206
BAKED BULGUR PATTIES STUFFED WITH LAMB AND PINE NUTS 2 19 GRILLED MARINATED
232
Morocco Tunisia and Ethiopia
239
MOROCCAN ANISE BREAD 242 BERBER BEAN PUREE 244 NORTH AFRICAN CHILE
248
BERRY BANNOCK 363 BLUE CORN TORTILLAS 364 PUMPKINANDSWEET CORN SOUP
366
FRYBREAD
370
CORN TORTILLAS 377 TOMATHXO SALSA WITHÂRBOL CHILES 381 TORTILLA
385
CHILE PEPPERS ANDFLATBREAD 390 HIGHTECH CRACKERS 392 CASCABEL
397
More About Wheat 401 Glossary 409 Bibliography 421 Index
427
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About the author (2008)

Jeffrey Alford and Naomi Duguid, travelers, cooks, photographers, and writers, have worked together since they met in Tibet in 1985. They are the authors of six books and have contributed frequently to Food & Wine, Food Arts, and many other magazines. They were part of the award-winning PBS series Baking with Julia and contributed to the book of the same name; they also appeared in the Food Network series Baker's Dozen. They guest-teach at a number of cooking schools and frequently give slideshow lectures about food traditions around the world. Their stock photo library, Asia Access, specializes in images of food, agriculture, and traditional cultures. They live in Toronto.

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