December 24, 2016
The gluten-free craze drives some people mad, but it has had one enormous benefit. A stroll through any supermarket is proof that alternative flours now abound. Buckwheat, rice, oat and teff are only the beginning.
Stuck for a gift for a passionate baker? Consider an alternative baking book along with a few nicely wrapped bags of alternative flour.
Suggestions? The latest book from San Francisco’s Tartine Bakery: Tartine No. 3: Modern, Ancient, Classic, Whole.
The wonderful Better Baking Book by Genevive Ko.
Or should you want a virtual bible, a hefty, authoritative guide to the properties of little-known flours, there’s no better book than Alice Medrich’s Flavor Flours. Throw in a few different varieties from the supermarket – or a place like Anson Mills – and you’ve got a very fine gift.
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