Leslie Mackie’s Macrina Bakery and Cafe Cookbook by Leslie Mackie
Leslie Mackie opened Macrina Bakery & Café in Seattle in 1993 after working with Lydia Shire & Susan Regis in Boston and as head baker at Seattle’s Grand Central Bakery. She was among the first wave of Americans experimenting with recipes from European master bakers and a long, slow fermentation process. Mackie rediscovered the craft’s traditional, almost spiritual importance. “In France, bakers are revered because bread is such a central part of the family and the community,” she explains.
Leslie Mackie offers a treasury of recipes from Seattle’s beloved Macrina Bakery. From breads to salads, pies to sandwiches you are sure to find a recipe in this attractive collection that will become a tradition at your house. Clearly written instructions and tips on everything from equipment, ingredients, and techniques will let you see for yourself why her breads and other baked treats are favorites in restaurants and homes across the Puget Sound region.
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