Free shipping on orders over $100, use FREESHIPPING100

  • Product Info

    This is an irresistible account of bread, bread baking, and one home baker’s journey to master his craft. Several years ago, journalist Samuel Fromartz was offered the assignment of a lifetime: to travel to France to work in a boulangerie. So began his quest to hone not just his homemade baguette—which later beat out professional bakeries to win the “Best Baguette of D.C.”—but his knowledge of bread, from seed to table.

    For the next four years, Fromartz traveled across the United States and Europe—perfecting his sourdough in California, his whole grain rye in Berlin, and his country wheat in the South of France. Along the way, he met historians, millers, farmers, wheat geneticists, sourdough biochemists, and everyone in between, learning about the history of bread-making, the science of fermentation, and more. The result is an informative yet personal account of bread and bread-baking, complete with detailed recipes, essential tips, and beautiful photographs.

    In Search of the Perfect Loaf won the Literary Food Writing award from IACP, and was shortlisted for the Art of Eating book prize.

    Fromartz — who is still a journalist —watched the sourdough movement blossom over the past few years and then explode during the pandemic, renewing interest in his unique book. You can see his breads, many using Janie’s Mill flours, on Instagram @fromartz.

  • Great to Use In:

    N/A

  • Milled From:

    N/A

  • Protein:

    N/A

  • Extraction:

    N/A

  • Moisture:

    N/A

  • Ash Content:

    N/A

  • Falling Number:

    N/A

  • more info:

    N/A

Certifications You Can Trust

We are proud to have these three 3rd-party certification seals on every single product that comes out of Janie’s Mill.  They show you that an independent organization has determined that our products comply with specific requirements for safety, quality, and provenance. You can then enjoy Janie’s Mill products in full confidence that they are organic, kosher, wholesome, and delicious!