52 loaves : one man's relentless pursuit of truth, meaning, and a perfect crust
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Chapel Hill, N.C. : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2010.
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Central Adult Nonfiction
641.815 ALEXA
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William Alexander is determined to bake the perfect loaf of bread. He tasted it long ago, in a restaurant, and has been trying to reproduce it ever since. Without success. Now, on the theory that practice makes perfect, he sets out to bake peasant bread every week until he gets it right. He bakes his loaf from scratch. And because Alexander is nothing if not thorough, he really means from scratch: growing, harvesting, winnowing, threshing, and milling his own wheat. An original take on the six-thousand-year-old staple of life, 52 Loaves explores the nature of obsession, the meditative quality of ritual, the futility of trying to re-create something perfect, our deep connection to the earth, and the mysterious instinct that makes all of us respond to the aroma of baking bread.
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Book
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First edition.
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x, 339 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781565125834 (alk. paper), 1565125835 (alk. paper)

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Includes bibliographical references.
Description
Charts the author's attempts to bake the perfect loaf of bread, including growing, harvesting, and milling his own wheat.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Alexander, W. (2010). 52 loaves: one man's relentless pursuit of truth, meaning, and a perfect crust. First edition. Chapel Hill, N.C.: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Alexander, William, 1953-. 2010. 52 Loaves: One Man's Relentless Pursuit of Truth, Meaning, and a Perfect Crust. Chapel Hill, N.C.: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Alexander, William, 1953-, 52 Loaves: One Man's Relentless Pursuit of Truth, Meaning, and a Perfect Crust. Chapel Hill, N.C.: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2010.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Alexander, William. 52 Loaves: One Man's Relentless Pursuit of Truth, Meaning, and a Perfect Crust. First edition. Chapel Hill, N.C.: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2010. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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