Wednesday, November 4, 2009
WHAT IS ARTISAN BREAD?
Artisan: A person working in a skilled trade or a craftsman. "For bread to be considered "artisan", at least one part of its production must be performed by hand. Beyond that, artisan bread is most likely to be crusty European-style bread, sometimes sourdough, sometimes not; hopefully weighed, rounded, shaped and slashed by hand; and baked directly on a hearth in a "deck oven." Artisan Baking Across America by Maggie Glezer