Baking Artisan Bread with Natural Starters

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$19.99  $18.59
Andrews McMeel Publishing
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7.4 X 0.5 X 8.9 inches | 0.55 pounds
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About the Author

Mark Friend operates Farm to Market Bread Company which has close to $2 million dollars in annual sales. They distribute bread daily to 38 grocery stores and 175 restaurants, caterers, and hotels in the greater Kansas City metro area, Lawrence, Topeka, and Wichita. Their bread is also available through 3 home delivery services.Instagram: 1.3k followersFacebook: 3.1k likesTwitter: 3.7k followers Mark Friend's education includes: Monterey Baking Company in California under master baker Claudio Cantore, with emphasis on sourdoughAmerican Institute of Baking, Manhattan, Kansas centering on fermentation theory and practice and maintenance of product quality. Culinary Institute of America, Bread Bakers' Guild studying French bread under Professor Raymond Cavel, Paris, France San Francisco Baking Institute for advanced work in artisan bread. Friend is responsible for the in-store baking concept using Liopis wood burning hearth ovens. The first premiered in the Deer Creek Hen House where the store experienced an increase in sales by 31% and the project received the Modern Baking Leadership Award for Commitment to Quality. Other stores followed. Mark has also been involved in the Wheat Quality Council in Manhattan, Kansas, in an effort for the Council to consider the special wheat and flour needs of artisan bakers.He has strong connections within the bread-baking community including the Bread Bakers' Guild of America, the International Baking Industry Exposition, Kansas City area stores and restaurants, farmers' markets, and media outlets including NPR, Bread Magazine, Pastry and Arts, Food and Wine, Feast,