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New World Sourdough: Artisan Techniques for Creative Homemade Fermented Breads; With Recipes for Birote, Bagels, Pan de Coco, Beignets, and More

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New World Sourdough is your go-to guide to baking delicious, inventive sourdough breads at home.

Learn how to make a sourdough starter, basic breads, as well as other innovative baked goods from start to finish with Instagram star Bryan Ford's (@artisanbryan) inviting, nontraditional approach to home baking. With less emphasis on perfecting crumb structure or obsessive tem
Hardcover, 160 pages
Published June 16th 2020 by Quarry Books
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Dash fan
5☆ Informative, Delicious, Easy to follow.

I adore baking and we have been baking our own bread for nearly 2 years now. Admittedly we use a bread machine as I have rheumatoid arthritis and just can't manage the kneading.

I have heard so much about sour dough but to be honest I'm a little daunted by it.
So when I came across New World Sourdough I was excited to find out more.

This book breaks things down, doesn't rely too heavy on too many rules and there Is room for adaptation, if you dont have the
Susan Z
Jul 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A great book about the art of Sourdough. As many of us are spending way too much time at home, the timing is perfect. If this book doesn't make you want to bake, nothing will.

Thank you Quarry Books and NetGalley for this ARC in exchange for an honest review.
Oct 04, 2020 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: experienced bread bakers who have a healthy sourdough starter
This is a great book for any experienced bread baker who already has a natural starter going. It's wonderful that there are so many recipes, not one of which includes even a trace of commercial yeast. Not that there's anything wrong with commercial yeast. It just doesn't need to be included when a viable starter is used.

But woe to the rank-beginner bread bakers! This book is not at all designed for them.
Ah, technique. The physical execution of an art form. The building blocks to craftsmanship.
When life for the entire universe and planet turns on its end and like everyone else you "have nothing to do" while your place of work is closed and you are in #COVID19 #socialisolation, superspeed readers like me can read 250+ pages/hour, so yes, I have read the book … and many more today. (I have played a zillion games of scrabble, done a zillion crosswords and I AM BORED!!!)

I requested and received a temporary digital Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley, the publisher and the aut
May 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
Every five years or so, usually after the winter holidays, I grow a sourdough starter from the instructions in the Panera bread book. It’s not hard; it just takes an odd list of ingredients, including unwashed organic red grapes and whole milk yogurt, and about ten minutes effort over two days. The challenge lies in maintaining the greedy little creature and baking enough to make its maintenance worthwhile. I am not usually up to the challenge. Therefore, some time before the next winter holiday ...more
Sue Gardner
Jul 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
What a wonderful way to be introduced to the world of sourdough breads. The author is influenced from his Hispanic heritage and living in New Orleans. The reader is gifted with a multicultural approach to the global appeal of sourdough and how common it really is the world over. I appreciated the way the author presented the recipes, using easy to follow directions along with photographs. I've never been able to bake break before with any measure of success. No more. Thanks to Bryan Ford, I can ...more
Jul 12, 2020 rated it liked it
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Summary: really cool concepts and interesting recipe ideas, hampered by poor page design, unclear recipe instructions, and recipe photographs that prioritize artistry over information. Beautiful book, but usability is my priority in cookbooks. Probably best for intermediate+ level sourdough bakers.

More detail: I bought this book based on a recommendation for upcoming baking books people were excited about. Having recently gotten into sourdough baking (like a gazillion other people), I was espec
Jun 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley
Originally published on my blog: Nonstop Reader.

New World Sourdough is a tutorial and recipe collection for all things sourdough by Bryan Ford. Due out 16th June 2020 from Quarto on their Quarry imprint, it's 160 pages and will be available in hardback and ebook formats (ebook available now).

Given that a significant proportion of the world has been locked down for months and baking so much bread that there's a significant yeast shortage, this book has been both timely and satisfying on a sou
May 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Inspired by his Honduran roots and New Orleans upbringing, Bryan Ford has infused his heart and sole into creating this treasure trove of  clear and easy-to-follow sourdough recipes, making delicious artisan sourdough bread not only possible to create at home, but, perhaps more importantly, making it both fun and enjoyable. Exploring the tools, ingredients and techniques that underpin the art and science of sourdough bread making,  "New World Sourdough" provides the necessary skills for the unin ...more
Alicia Bayer
Jun 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is a fantastic primer on baking sourdough bread by a man who's passionate about the topic and wonderful at teaching it. I loved hearing his own culinary history as the child of Honduran immigrants who himself grew up baking with his parents. He goes into precise detail on how to get started and be successful with sourdough, and then offers a delicious assortment of unique breads to make. A gorgeous color photo accompanies every recipe. There is no nutritional information and there is no inf ...more
Apr 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2020
I loved every single bit of this book! I'll be buying a hard copy as soon as it comes out. I searched for a very long time to find a sourdough cookbook that actually taught me how to make bread - I wish this had been out two years ago when I started trying! I love his reassurance that bread baking should be fun and creative, and that some if it is just figuring out what works for you. There's no wrong way to bake good bread. The recipes are varied, and mostly easy, and I know it's going to becom ...more
May 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
Sourdough. It is the hottest word other than Coronavirus right now. Bryan Ford does a wonderful job of explaining the craft of sourdough, how to start one, and how to use it to make a variety of tasty breads. The pictures are fantastic. The recipe directions are clear, even for someone relatively new to the world of bread making. My birote came out perfectly. I can see this becoming an instant best seller. Some of the ingredients are a little hard to source right now, so hopefully that changes a ...more
Sara Hill
Jun 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: giveaway-books
New World Sourdough by Bryan Ford made me stoked to start cooking sourdough again. The book displayed so many gorgeous photos that made my mouth water.

Ford starts off with all the tools you will need to be successful for anything in his book. He covers several types of flours and the benefits of each. He goes over the steps of creating your own starter and various ways to maintain it, along with factors that will slow down the process or speed it up. He covers shaping and proofing which are wher
Penelope Millar

I was so excited for this cookbook. The breads all sound delicious. I have not baked everything in it that I wanted to yet but I am finding issues with each recipe. There are some corrections/updates on the author’s blog that I will need to check before I bake each recipe which is annoying.

The pan de cafe cook time is nonsensical- the bread was still raw dough in the center at the time stated. It took double that time to reach a finished temperature. I’m used to bread recipes stat
May 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book was really surprising to me. I had never heard of the author before so I didn’t know who he was. It turns out he is from Honduras and included several recipes from there. I lived in Honduras for several years for my work and was thrilled to have sourdough versions of the breads that I loved from there. Plus the tortillas made with coconut milk was a favorite of mine. I’m so happy to find so many distinct recipes not just from Latin America but also Europe, the Caribbean, and the United ...more
Helen Ostler
Jun 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I have been hoarding 'how to make sourdough' articles and pullouts for decades, it took a pandemic to make me stop, take a breath and decide to embark on slow baking, and after a few initial disasters, I started to make beautiful sourdough loaves. That made me ravenous for more information and consequently this book leapt out at me. I wasn't disappointed.

Bryan Ford is a traveler and that is reflected in his book. He brings together tastes and ideas from around the world, but most specifically,
Jamie Jack
Jun 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Delightful Sourdough Bread Cookbook

I grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, so I know and love sourdough! This book is the perfect addition to my other sourdough cookbooks. This certainly had recipes that one typically might see in any sourdough bread book, like basic rustic loaves, but others were very unusual. The author's parents are from Honduras, but he has spent most of his life in New Orleans. These influences are certainly seen. Sourdough beignets or flour tortillas anyone? The author ex
Sharon Tyler
Jun 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
New World Sourdough: Artisan Techniques for Creative Homemade Fermented Breads; With Recipes for Birote, Bagels, Pan de Coco, Beignets, and More by Bryan Ford is currently scheduled for release on June 16 2020. Learn how to make a sourdough starter, basic breads, as well as other innovative baked goods from start to finish with Instagram star Bryan Ford's (@artisanbryan) nontraditional approach to home baking. With less emphasis on perfecting crumb structure or obsessive temperature monitoring, ...more
May 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I received a free ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Grounded in Bryan Ford’s Honduran roots, as well as his life in the Bronx and New Orleans, “New World Sourdough” is the book about bread that we didn’t know that we needed. This bread-making book focuses on communicating natural leavening techniques simply without compromising the amount of information that is shared. As a person who recently embarked on trying to make sourdough using tips from the Internet, I can unequivocall
Jun 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley
There are books that make my knees weak, New World Sourdough is one of them. Why? Well, it’s about baking. To be precise, it’s about baking bread. If you thought that the Romance or Sci-Fi aisle in the bookshop would turn me into a roaring book dragon, you should see me in the baking section. I love cookbooks, mais j’adore les livres pâtisserie.

Bryan Ford’s goal is to make baking bread more natural, to enjoy the process of creating your own loafs as well as the flavours of the finished product.
Apr 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley
Now this my friends is a cookbook with buying and I have a lot of cookbooks. Now if you have ever read a cookbook review of mine I have always stated I am not a good cook but I love reading cookbooks and I try and fail spectacularly. I am 99.9% fail to .9% nailed it. However, this is a lovely cookbook. The layout is my favorite. An introduction. The author was born in the Bronx and moves to New Orleans of Honduran descent. He gives an equipment then an ingredient list. He explains what each item ...more
Doreen Prentiss Gabriellini
May 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
New World Sourdough by Bryan Ford is full of inspiration. There are detailed instructions and photographs to assist the would be baker succeed. The first portion of the book describes the different tools and ingredients you will need. At the end of the book the author tells you where to obtain these items. The next portion of the book teaches how to actually make your own sourdough starter. Making the starter seems like a long process, Not the amount of time each day but the amount of days to ac ...more
May 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The lockdown has made everyone bring out their best bread baking skills, and the sourdough starter is probably the most challenging thing people are taking up right now. I was intrigued but the internet had way too much information and all of it seemed very intimidating.

When I saw this book was available as an ARC, I had to get it! And it definitely did not disappoint. This is a book that I would want to own in a hard copy because it is a great resource for all things sourdough, without making t
Apr 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
Since the lockdown, I have more time to experiment with my sourdough starter. I am a newbie in the sourdough world. Before I gained my interest in sourdough, I have read a book about sourdough before, and the book I read was explaining how the sourdough works. Bryan's cookbook is the 2nd book I read about sourdough. This book is divided into 2 parts, the techniques and the recipes. The techniques are explained briefly yet clear enough to understand (perhaps because I have already baked things wi ...more
I loved this family oriented book all about sourdough from the humble beginning with starters, to the fancy looking breads that have a great family story that goes along with the entries. One of my big things is pictures, and I love that this has plenty of photos and one with each recipe presented. That is important to me especially since bread like sourdough would be a completely new thing for me, and I would need a good guide and reference. The pictures are absolutely stunning, and make you wa ...more
May 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
An absolutely amazing book that explains some of the ins and outs of Sourdough that I couldn't previously get my head around. I've been baking a lot in the lockdown, funnily enough, and sourdough bread was easier to make when we couldn't get dried yeast. But it kept going wrong.
Following the information in this book, I worked out exactly where I was going wrong, and made some of the best sourdough bread I've ever had.
Making the leavin is one of the best things I've ever tried recently, and we've
Sandra Szabo
Apr 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I am an avid follower of Bryan Ford’s blog and a fan of his @artisanbryan Instagram page, and I was very excited to get a copy of his book. I am an amateur baker who has not really experimented very much, but have been looking for a book to help me branch out and experiment. This is the book! The recipes are wide ranging, well written and easy to follow. I am really excited to try all of. these recipes. They will definitely take me out of my comfort zone. I have already begun my first loaf and i ...more
Alley W.
Jun 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I was excited to read the book New World Sourdough because being in quarantine due to Covid -19, I had a lot of time on my hands and I decided to take up sourdough bread making. This book was so much more than a regular cookbook. The recipes are different from a lot of sourdough bread recipes I have used in the past. Each recipe is detailed, every step is laid out as well as why each step is important. Sour dough bread making can be intimidating especially for someone who has no experience in ma ...more
Jul 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoy cooking and browsing through cook books and this has to be one of the better bread recipe books I've found. I'm not familiar with Bryan Ford but he is obviously a very good and passionate Baker. This book makes it easy to learn how to make a sourdough starter that then gives you so many different delicious bread options to bake from around the world. I loved how many different countries breads were represented in this boo from pretzels to English muffins. I also love how easy the ...more
May 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Bryan has made baking with sourdough accessible to anyone.

The first chapter explains all the basic tools, ingredients, and techniques in a very straight forward manner. It is followed up with easy to follow recipes that break down the different parts in easy to follow steps. Starting with the most basic recipes moving on to more complicated as the book progresses.

Each recipe begins with a story of the bread's origins or how it relates to his culture and life. This is one of the best sourdough
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