Pasta Madre, the book by Riccardo Astolfi. Preparing bread with sourdough is an art to be rediscovered. In recent years many of you will have followed the story of the Mother Pasta Food Community, created to spread the use of mother yeast in bread making, both at home and outside. Some of you will have become "drug dealers" and will have given sourdough to relatives and friends. Here is a novelty all for you. From today in the bookstore you will find “Pasta Madre” (Guido Tommasi Editore), the first book by Riccardo Astolfi, founder of the community dedicated to mother yeast.
Prepare bread with the mother pasta it is an art to be rediscovered. In recent years, many of you will have followed the story of the Mother Pasta Food Community, born to spread the use of mother yeast in bread making, both at home and outside.
Some of you will have become "drug dealers" and will have given sourdough to relatives and friends. Here is a novelty all for you. From today in all bookstores and on the internet you will find "Mother Paste" (Guido Tommasi Editore), the book by Riccardo Astolfi, founder of the first community dedicated to mother yeast.
The book, the birth and development of the Pasta Madre Food Community are testimony to the author's passion for healthy, clean and traditional food. And how to get closer to one authentic cuisine if not starting from the preparation of the bread? Making bread at home is an ancient gesture, which reconciles us with the past, with the history of previous generations and of our family.
Your grandmothers probably used sourdough to make bread. Now you can rediscover this tradition e prepare your own sourdough at home, to start home and natural baking. "Sourdough" will explain step by step how to obtain your natural yeast and how to use it to prepare bread, how to freshen it correctly and how to keep it healthy. Because sourdough "is not made to be killed!".
"Only" the bread? No, sourdough also lends itself very well to the dough of pizzas and focaccias. The book will offer you all the recipes and information on the subject, complete with color images that will guide you in your experiments. As the author explains, make bread it is not just "physical exercise". Of course, you have to commit to kneading with energy, following the cooking and leavening times, but that's not all.
Making bread, in fact, is also an important one inner path, a "spiritual exercise". By preparing the bread you will challenge yourself with all your limits, you will make new discoveries, you will learn to listen and observe. The joy of being able to taste del freshly baked bread, prepared with your hands, will be priceless.
And for find the best flours “Good, clean and fair”, don't forget to consult the map of the virtuous mills.
If, on the other hand, you are still looking for yours first sourdough, take a look at the map of "drug dealers".
You can buy the book - 248 pages illustrated in color - in all bookstores at the price of € 25,00 or online with a 15% discount:
On the La Feltrinelli website
Sourdough: homemade natural yeast