Picks and Pans Review: Brother Juniper's Bread Book

updated 12/02/1991 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 12/02/1991 AT 01:00 AM EST

by Br. Peter Reinhart

We want people to be amazed by the bread," says Reinhart, founder of Brother Juniper's Bakery in Santa Rosa, Calif. And they are. They voted it the best in Sonoma County. In his delightful, rather quirky book, Reinhart, a member of Christ the Saviour Brotherhood, an Eastern Orthodox order, sets out to nourish soul as well as body. The search for the perfect loaf becomes a spiritual quest. But it is his inventive breads—Struan, wild rice and onion, goat ricotta and chive, cajun three-pepper, Tex-Mex cumin—that will make you a believer. The scent of baking Struan, an ancient Celtic harvest bread, is truly heavenly. (Addison-Wesley, $17.95)

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