Home bread baking is taking kitchens by storm, and both aspiring and seasoned dough-slingers alike can now listen to a mini master class in sourdough from James Beard Award winner Chad Robertson, co-owner of the renowned Tartine Bakery, and head baker Jennifer Latham, authors and narrators of Getting Started with Sourdough, now available as an audiobook exclusive. Plus, peep a new perfect-for-summer recipe from the baking duo below!
As more home bakers tend sourdough starters and practice rising, proofing, shaping, and baking their own loaves, many have found the process confusing and intimidating, and top-notch sourdough can be challenging even for pros. Robertson and Latham have taught hundreds of professional bakers to perfect a deeply flavorful crust and custardy crumb using the method they developed at Tartine, and in Getting Started With Sourdough they explain how and why natural yeast makes the most delicious, healthy, and versatile bread. They also recommend baking tools and ingredients, including the best flour to use and how to establish and maintain a sourdough starter.
Getting Started with Sourdough is available exclusively as an audiobook, allowing bakers to soak up Robertson and Lathamâ€™s expertise and follow their step-by-step method hands-free in the kitchen while working with their dough. In the fall of 2021, Ten Speed Press will publish a new full-length print book that teaches Robertsonâ€™s and Lathamâ€™s latest techniques and innovations for a wide range of bread styles.
Getting hungry already? Make this easy and delicious Purple Panzanella by Chad and Jennifer. You’ll be fortified and ready to start your sourdough strategy!
Click below to listen to a clip from Getting Started with Sourdough:
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About the Authors
Chad Robertson is the co-founder of San Franciscoâ€™s famed Tartine Bakery, with locations in Los Angeles and Seoul, Korea. He has received the James Beard Award for Outstanding Pastry Chef and is the author of Tartine Bread and Tartine Book No. 3. He lives and surfs in Los Angeles.
Jennifer Latham has been with Tartine since 2011. She started as a server and worked her way through pastry and into the bread department. She lives and surfs in Northern California.
Tartine Bakery was founded in 2002 by power baking duo Elisabeth Prueitt and Chad Robertson. After baking for years in Point Reyes, CA and building a cult following at the Berkeley Farmers Market, Chad and Liz brought their famed country bread and lemon tarts to San Francisco’s Mission District. Tartine Bakery has been rated in the Zagat Survey as Best Bakery and Best Breakfast in San Francisco. Elisabeth and Chad were nominees for the 2006 James Beard Outstanding Pastry Chefs, National Award and won in 2008, and Tartine Bakery was named one of the most influential bakeries in America by Bon AppĂ©tit.