National Homemade Bread Day – November 17th

Did you know that the oldest known remains of bread date back to 14,000 years ago! Bread plays a significant role in many rituals, ceremonies, and traditions and is one of the only foods that is consumed around the world.

Stop ‘loafing’ around! You really ‘knead’ to come into the Lititz Public Library to check out these and other great books about bread!


Bread and Wine : A Love Letter to Life Around the Table with RecipesBread & wine : a love letter to life around the table, with recipes / Shauna Niequist
Bread & Wine is a collection of essays about family relationships, friendships, and the meals that bring us together.

Friendship bread : a novel / Darien Gee
Still reeling from a personal tragedy that left her estranged from the sister who was once her best friend, Julia Evarts remains at a loss as to how to move on with her life until she receives an anonymous gift of Amish Friendship Bread with instructions on how to make the bread herself, and a request to share it with others.

Mastering bread : the art and practice of handmade sourdough, yeast bread, and pastry / Marc Vetri and Claire Kopp McWilliams with David Joachim ; photography by Ed Anderson
From a master of the artisan bread movement comes a comprehensive guide to making incredible bread at home, featuring more than 80 delicious recipes.

The Sweeter Side of Amy's Bread : Cakes, Cookies, Bars, Pastries and More from New York City's Favorite BakeryThe sweeter side of Amy’s Bread / Amy Scherber and Toy Kim Dupree ; photography by Aimé Herring
An instructional cookbook from the famed New York bakery demonstrates how to re-create its famed pastries and sweet treats, including Cherry Cream Scones, Pecan Sticky Buns, Double Chocolate Chip Cookies, Pink Cake, and other scones, muffins, cookies, bars, biscotti, layer cakes, and more.

Healthy bread in five minutes a day : 100 new recipes featuring whole grains, fruits, vegetables, and gluten-free ingredients / Jeff Hertzberg and Zoë François ; photography by Mark Luinenburg
Healthy Bread in Five Minutes a Day will show you that there is time enough for home-baked bread, and that it can be part of a healthy diet.

Fry Bread : A Native American Family StoryFry bread : a Native American family story / written by Kevin Noble Maillard ; illustrated by Juana Martinez-Neal
Fry bread is food. It is warm and delicious, piled high on a plate. Fry bread is time. It brings families together for meals and new memories. Fry bread is nation. It is shared by many, from coast to coast and beyond. Fry bread is us. It is a celebration of old and new, traditional and modern, similarity and difference.

Bread, bread, bread / Ann Morris ; photographs by Ken Heyman
At any given moment, someone in the world is eating bread. From bagels to baguettes, bread defines a particular culture and way of life like no other food.

Bread comes to life : a garden of wheat and a loaf to eat / by George Levenson ; photography by Shmuel Thaler
An explanation in rhyme of how bread is made, including growing a crop of wheat, threshing, making dough and baking.

All You Knead Is LoveAll you knead is love / Tanya Guerrero
Banished from her abusive home for a summer with her estranged grandmother in Barcelona, twelve-year-old Alba feels hope and love while exploring a newly discovered passion for bread baking.

Bread and jam for Frances / by Russell Hoban ; pictures by Lillian Hoban
Frances decides she likes to eat only bread and jam at every meal–until to her surprise–her parents grant her wish.

One dough, ten breads : making great bread by hand / Sarah Black ; photography by Lauren Volo
Start with the simplest ‘plain white’ dough, then makes small changes to ingredients, proportions, and shapes to take explore ten foundation breads, from baguettes to ciabatta to whole-wheat pain de campagne to sourdough.

Kneadlessly Simple : Fabulous, Fuss-Free, No-Knead BreadsKneadlessly simple : fabulous, fuss-free, no-knead breads / Nancy Baggett
The kneadlessly simple method: nine easy steps to great bread.