Coming from a part of the world were ‘bread’ in the western context is rare in kitchens at home, I was completely unaware of what sourdough actually was till a few years ago. Since learning about its existence, the taste and idea of it have had a meteoric rise in my personal list of favourites. When I saw this available, I had to try and read it.
The book is very detailed and almost perfect for a beginner like me. I am actually planning to start and invest some time in making my own starter later next week, and hopefully, I will be patient enough to see it through. The first step is an introduction to how to make a starter and to maintain it under different circumstances. Then follow basic and more complicated recipes using the previously mentioned starter. The actual effort seems to be in timing it all correctly, and the well-described and extremely detailed instructions should suffice to make a passable piece of bread, but it remains to be seen how well I work with those instructions. I have picked up a lot of tips from this book, and it has encouraged me to take a stab at experimenting with sourdough, and I have a feeling it would tempt anyone even remotely interested.
I received an ARC thanks to NetGalley and the publishers, but the review is entirely based on my own affinity to sourdough bread and my reaction to the recipes included within the pages.