Breadsong Cookbook Review

Breadsong Cookbook Review

Title: Breadsong: How Baking Changed Our Lives
Author: Kitty Tait, Al Tait
Published: May 24, 2022, Bloomsbury Publishing
No. of Pages: 304
Cover Price: $30.00 Hardcover

Part cookbook, part memoir, Breadsong: How Baking Changed Our Lives
by daughter and father, Kitty and Al Tate, illustrates just how much healing having a passion for something new can be. The book is well-written and will inspire readers not only to bake, but also to look at themselves and find what they are passionate about. The book tells how Kitty Tait was ill – most likely very depressed – until she discovered baking, which led to opening a successful bakery in the UK and finding herself loving life.

While the focus of the recipes is mostly sourdough (the author’s favorite), there are other types for those of us who aren’t sourdough fans. The recipes are written in the traditional manner and are easy to follow for everyone, whether a beginning baker or a seasoned one. The book includes recipes for classic breads and other baked goods, as well as unique and foreign specialties. Every recipe has a story or vignette preceding it, and they are fun to read and help understanding.

The book includes cute illustrations through the memoir and story portions of the book, and then there are beautiful innovative, beautiful photographs (not just the baked goods, but food styling that is fun to look at). Anyone not tempted to bake bread after perusing the recipes is most likely brain dead. Anyone who loves baking will definitely love this cookbook/memoir.

Special thanks to NetGalley for supplying a review copy of this book.

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