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3.0 out of 5 stars great pictures and stories but the recipes have inaccuracies, 8 Feb. 2009
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This review is from: Local Breads: Sourdough and Whole Grain Recipes from Europe's Best Artisan Bakers (Hardcover)
This is a lovely book, inspiring, great pictures, great stories, my only gripe is that some of the tables and the instructions don't match up and you have to use your common sense to work out what the quantities etc should be, and some are just wrong, editorial problem I would guess. Where a book like The Handmade Loaf wins hands down is that if you are unsure about something in the recipe you can get in touch with the author via his website and he will advise you! Something that this author might consider as I am sure he wouldn't want his readers to be sad and confused, like I was this morning trying to make something.

Edit 2014- -I would suggest searching on Twitter or Facebook if you can't find an author's website or contact via their publisher.
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Initial post: 15 Aug 2010 12:45:20 BDT
E. Clough says:
Have you ever tried getting in touch with Daniel Leader? The website for the bakery is:
http://www.breadalone.com/

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Oct 2010 23:00:35 BDT
I had a query about one of the breads in his book and emailed Daniel Leader at the bakery. The email is not printed in his book but you can contact him via his bakery website. I got a reply the next day :-)

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Mar 2011 09:02:01 GMT
J. Baron says:
Thank you E Clough and Catfish. I never thought about these reviews once I had written them, but I will take your advice. I think a lot of baking books suffer in the hands of their publishers and the faults lie there, not with the authors!

Posted on 7 May 2012 17:01:15 BDT
Motte 1 says:
This sort of review and responses is really helpful. I have bought this book but having read these comments I went on to the Bread Alone website as suggested by E.Clough and under Books found the 'Local Breads' corrections page. I've printed it and slotted into my book. How helpful was that! I could have gone for an ages thinking I was a rubbish bread maker! Thanks.

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Jun 2014 21:07:12 BDT
They don't seem to be on the website now.

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Jun 2014 22:28:47 BDT
J. Baron says:
here they are http://www.breadalone.com/PDF/local-breads-corrections.pdf
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