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In Search of the Perfect Loaf: A Home Baker's Odyssey Hardcover
by Samuel Fromartz. Edition Date:: 09/04/2014
"If you love great bread, you will love this book! From Paris, to Berlin, to Marienthal, Kansas, we follow Sam on his quest as he shares his love for bread and the ‘baking secrets’ he learned along the way."
–Daniel Leader, founder of Bread Alone Bakery and author of Bread Alone
 
"This fascinating, beautifully written memoir reveals Sam Fromartz as that rare breed of cook: craftsman, historian and scientist all in one."
–Alice Waters, chef/owner of Chez Panisse and author of The Art of Simple Food

In 2009, journalist Samuel Fromartz was offered the assignment of a lifetime: to travel to France to work in a boulangerie. So began his quest to hone not just his homemade baguette—which later beat out professional bakeries to win the “Best Baguette of D.C.”—but his knowledge of bread, from seed to table.

For the next four years, Fromartz travel
About the Author

Samuel Fromartz’s work has appeared in The New York Times

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