14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
This is a very good book on true Artisan bread making - Forkish takes you through from the basic ingredients via simple yeasted breads right through to complex levain based (sourdough) breads. His methods are very easy to follow, but are completely different from the typical "leave it to rise for one hour" approach. This is a good thing. Most of his breads rise overnight and have a much more complex flavour because of it. He gives example schedules as well, so you can plan out the baking over a couple of days. This doesn't mean there is lot of work in creating bread here, it just takes a while - most of which time you can easily be out at work or off doing something else.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
This book is a total waste of time and effort.
It deals poorly and almost exclusively with off-grid systems while the vast majority of Solar PV requirements today are grid-connected. It is also written in a very conversational style, with the author trying to make solar systems easier to understand by using ridiculous analogies such as trees and goats.
Mr. Pieper's humour is also rather poor. He tries to be funny, but falls flat on his face.
If you really are interested in designing and installing your own Solar PV system, I would advise staying well clear of this pathetic book.