When asking himself whether he was capable of baking enough bread to feed his family for a year, Robert Penn could never have predicted the adventure he was about to undertake.
This book details his journey around the world as he learns how to grow and produce his family’s own bread.
He ventured to Fertile Crescent in the Middle East, the source of ancient grains that humans have consumed for thousands of years.
While there, he met farmers who still use traditional methods of harvesting.
Penn also travelled to America to learn of modern farming practices, helping strengthen his own skills.
Penn has created a book that is the perfect mix of personal experiences and factual information surrounding the history and process of bread-making.
His writing style makes for an unexpectedly enjoyable read with many humorous moments to keep you entertained.
Slow Rise: A Bread-Making Adventure, by Robert Penn, published by Particular Books, £17.99.