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'Hot Bread Kitchen,' 'Bien Cuit' and more cookbooks to get you baking bread at home

Baking fresh bread isn’t just for the pros.

These new cookbooks will help anyone, from amateurs to adventurous home chefs, fill their bread basket with homemade goods.

For the busy body: 'Food52: Baking'

If you think you don't have the time
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If you think you don't have the time to make homemade baked goods every day, think again. Food52 shows that baking doesn t have to be complicated with 60 easy-to-follow recipes for modern takes on breakfast and savory baked goods, cakes, cookies and more. $22.99

For the restrictive diet: 'Bread & Butter'

Being gluten-free doesn't have to get in the
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Being gluten-free doesn't have to get in the way of enjoying delicious bread and breakfast baked goods. All recipes in this BabyCakes NYC founder Erin McKenna's gluten-free cookbook, including the creamy butter, are also vegan. $25

For the artisanal lover: 'Bien Cuit: The Art of Bread'

All you need is an oven, a bowl
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All you need is an oven, a bowl and a bit of time to create these traditional loaves with a modern DIY twist from the Brooklyn bakery Bien Cuit. And who better to learn from than James Beard Award-nominated baker Zachary Golper? $50

For the modern baker: 'The Hot Bread Kitchen Cookbook'

NYC's Hot Bread Kitchen hires immigrant women from
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NYC's Hot Bread Kitchen hires immigrant women from all corners of the world to make its breads. Now you can learn how to make their international recipes in your own kitchen, from baguettes to sourdough batards. $35

For the novice: 'One Dough, Ten Breads: Making Great Bread by Hand'

Baking homemade bread does not have to be
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Baking homemade bread does not have to be as intimidating as it looks. This introductory bread-baking book by Sarah Black will show any amateur exactly where to begin with recipes for 10 "foundation" breads, lessons on techniques and more. $25

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