In "Ceci n’est pas un livre pour faire du pain", co-authors Apollonia Poilâne and Nathaly Nicolas-Ianniello reveal their love of bread, both as a food and an ingredient. Ceci n’est pas un livre pour faire du pain is a French-language collection of forty-four recipes from the authors’ personal repertoires, and includes their interpretations of certain recipes, travel-inspired dishes and other crazy or inventive concoctions.
“Because no, bread is not just for eating one’s fill, chasing the last bits of a stew in one’s plate or looking nice on a starched tablecloth . . . It is also the principal ingredient in ancient and contemporary recipes.”
Try your hand at a host of sweet and savory recipes including a Caesar salad with parmesan croutons, French toast with caramel or a peach and chocolate charlotte, and make bread the center of your meals!
By Apollonia Poilâne and Nathaly Nicolas-Ianniello
Photographs by Philippe Vaurès Santamaria
Paris: Editions de l’Epure, 2011