A year in the life of Instagram bread-baking sensation Tara Jensen as she teaches readers how to bake bread and pies, build the perfect fire to cook with, and live a simple, satisfying life.
Tara Jensen is an artist and baker living a solitary life at Smoke Signals, a wood fired bakery deep in the mountains of North Carolina. Jensen baked her way through her twenties in professional settings, keeping handwritten journals as she went. Baking has now become her personal practice, which she shares with students from around the world. When not teaching she spends her days chopping wood, mixing dough, and studying the stars. Her Instagram feed, @bakerhands, has 100,000 followers.
"Poetic, Personal & Profound... A Baker's Year is an eternal and
daily reminder to serve things we love in a place we love with
those we love .... The name of Jensen's bakery, Smoke Signals, is
such a perfect metaphor to help us find and follow that smokey
bread crumb trail of good intention and do something delicious with
it ...." --Chris Bianco, James Beard Award winning chef-owner of
Pizzeria Bianco and author of Bianco: Pizza, Pasta and Other Foods
I Like "Tara Jensen represents an elusive ideal: the young
breadmaker who structures her life around the rhythms of a
wood-burning oven, not the demands of a high-volume production
facility.... Her dedication shoes in each bread and pie." --Bon