I'm happy to announce that long time correspondent and recipe tester Dan Haggarty is the winner of the "Name That Book" contest. He came up with, "Whole Grain Breads: New Techniques for Enhanced Flavours." I'd say that's pretty darn close, so he gets a free signed copy. Thanks Dan--great intuition!
If any of you already have the book please feel free to send in your reviews to Amazon and other web book services and discussion groups (hopefully, they'll be positive reviews but, of course, be frank). There is one reviewer on Amazon that claims he learned nothing new from this book--I'm really sorry to have disappointed him but I'd love to know what books he's read that have anything like the formulas and new applications of traditional methodology that we (and I include all the testers, who helped shape these) came up with for this book. Oh well, you can't win them all, but I hope others of you are finding it new and original and are enjoying the breads. Let me know your thoughts at email@example.com .
I'm going to try this weekend to set up a response thread directly on the blog--does anyone know how this is done? If so, write to me at the above e-address. I feel like such a dork in these matters--thank goodness for Mena Trott, of Typepad/Moveable Type who set this blog up for me in the first place, or I'd never have gotten it going.
May Your Bread Always Rise!