Bread Science: the Chemistry and Craft of Making Bread is a practical guide to bread-making that explores both the steps of the process (such as mixing dough, using preferments and sourdough starter, shaping, and baking) and the science behind it. The science is presented in detail but in language suitable for non-scientists. With over 250 photos and drawings, references, a bibliography, a glossary, and an index, Bread Science makes bread-making approachable and fun. This book is a complement to any bread recipe book and a must for the home baker.
"A number of excellent bread books have been published in recent years that offer bits and pieces of the science that underlies the craft, but none that focus specifically on that science. Emily Buehler has brought bread science and technique together for us in an easy to comprehend manual, based on her work and study at one of America's finest artisan bakeries. This book will be an important addition to every bread lover's library, whether professional or serious home baker."
- Peter Reinhart, author, The Bread Baker's Apprentice
Available in softcover only. Read more about Bread Science and download an excerpt.
Somewhere, Nowhere, In Between (working title, tentative publish date 2013)
In the summer of 2003, Emily and her friend Mary rode their bicycles from Cape May, New Jersey to Oceanside, Oregon. In three months on the road, they battled 14% grade hills, tornado-force winds, and 110 degree heat. They were sheltered and fed by everyone from nuns to cowboys. They swam in the Missouri River, climbed the Rocky Mountains, and crossed the Continental Divide - three times. And eventually, they reached the Pacific.
Emily left on the trip in the hope of finding peace and happiness away from the clutter of life, a permanent solution to depression that she could bring home with her. With nothing to do but ride her bike all day, out under the open sky, life would be simpler... or would it?
In her memoir of the trip, Emily recounts the slow journey across America, from the rainy forests of Pennsylvania through the cornfields of the Midwest and on to the Badlands, Yellowstone National Park, and eventually the majestic Columbia River. Away from the distractions of normal life, Emily slowly begins to recognize the patterns of her life, the daydreams that remove her from reality and the recurring thoughts that impede her happiness. Her initial battles against worry and self-consciousness transform into a positive statement of existence. And she realizes she needs balance, accepting depression as part of life even as she works to be happier, and living in the present moment even as she looks toward the future.
Look for Somewhere, Nowhere, In Between to be out later this year, and visit emilybuehler.com for updates.