Martin Philip‘s Breaking Bread: A Baker’s Journey Home in 75 Recipes combines cookbook with memoir to reveal not only the secrets to creating loaves of unparalleled beauty and flavor, but also the secrets to a good life.
I think the more we evolve and the more we think about food, the more we realize we need to honor where food comes from. This book talks about where the inspiration for food comes from or where the soul of food is. Bringing yourself and your own narrative into what you do. Honoring the foods you grew up with. What were the foods you learned to make at your grandmother’s hip? Those are the food traditions which deserve respect and deserve maintaining.
A native of the Arkansas Ozarks, a former opera singer, and former investment banker, Philip is a sought after educator who has traveled internationally to bring baking education and his love of the baker’s craft to ex-convicts, under-served populations, and recently-landed immigrants.
Join the Carroll and Madison Public Library Foundation in welcoming Martin Philip to Books in Bloom, May 20!