Gift Guide: A Last Minute Supermarket Suggestion

December 24, 2016

fn_baking-ingredient-guide-flours-01-stock_s4x3-jpg-rend-sni18col-landscapeThe 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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