We have an extensive library at The Sourdough School
We also have all our research papers printed and filed to read and our own bound collections of our favourite studies for our student to really immerse themselves in the subject. These are some of the books I recommend to students coming to The Sourdough School to borrow from the library.
Bread & Flour Books
Tartine Book No. 3: Ancient Modern Classic Whole by Chad Robertson
Perhaps one of my favourite books, not least because the developer of the formulas was Richard Hart who is now head baker at Hart Bageri bakery in partnership with Noma in Copenhagen. Richard wrote the forward to The Sourdough School book.
Bread: A Baker’s Book of Techniques and Recipes by Jeffrey Hamelman
Probably one of the single most influential books in bread making. It is technically brilliant. It’s a book that we use here – I often dip in and have a read. It has that lovely technical side to it, which is reassuring when you need it.
The Handmade Loaf by Dan Lepard
This book revolutionised the way we think about artisan bread. Dan is really the father of the bread movement. A friend and mentor.
An incredibly beautiful book. It’s not all sourdough, but it is exquisite and I find it very inspiring.
Sourdough by Martina Goernemann
A lovely collection of recipes and interviews with sourdough bakers from across the world.
How To Make Sourdough: 45 recipes for great-tasting sourdough breads that are good for you, too by Emmanuel Hadjiandreou
Emmanuel is another tutor at the school. His book is a good step-by-step guide for sourdough bakers.
Dan spans the globe to uncover the stories of foods that are at risk of becoming lost to us. He meets the pioneering farmers, scientists, cooks, food producers and indigenous communities who are preserving food traditions and fighting for change.
The Diet Myth: The Real Science Behind What We Eat by Tim Spector
This is a book I really recommend everyone should read. If you buy only one book from this list, this is the one.
Gut and Psychology Syndrome: Natural Treatment for Autism, Dyspraxia, A.D.D., Dyslexia, A.D.H.D., Depression, Schizophrenia by Dr Natasha Campbell-McBride
A book which talks about physical and mental health, and the nutritional biochemical connections between psychiatric and neurological disorders and gastrointestinal functions. Definitely a book worth reading.
The Mind-Gut Connection: How the Hidden Conversation Within Our Bodies Impacts Our Mood, Our Choices, and Our Overall Health by Dr Emeran Mayer
An exploration of neuroscience, brain function and how these are linked to the digestive system.
Missing Microbes: How Killing Bacteria Creates Modern Plagues by Martin Blaser
How the use of antibiotics is damaging our gut microbiome and causing unforeseen problems in human health.
Gut by Giulia Enders
A book that I’d recommend for anyone who is just starting out in learning more about the gut.
The Psychobiotic Revolution by Scott C Anderson
An introduction to the new field of psychobiotics – the relationship between the gut microbiome and mental health.
Fiber Fueled: The Plant-Based Gut Health Program for Losing Weight, Restoring Your Health, and Optimizing Your Microbiome – by Dr Will Bulsiewicz
A ground-breaking book that makes it abundantly clear that elimination diets are in fact hazardous to our health. What studies clearly now show-and what Will preaches with his patients-is that gut health is the key to boosting our metabolism, balancing our hormones, and taming the inflammation that causes a host of diseases. And the scientifically proven way to fuel our guts is with dietary fibre from an abundant variety of colourful plants. A must-read.
The Fibre Fuelled Cookbook: Inspiring Plant-based Recipes to Turbocharge Your Health by Dr Will Bulsiewicz
Will’s latest book packed with delicious high fibre plant-based recipes, as well as a targeted plan for overcoming food sensitivities.
The Circadian Code – by Dr Satchin Panda
Circadian rhythms are biological processes or clocks that exist in each one of our cells. Programmed to turn genes on or off at different times of the day or night, they influence every aspect of our health from weight and energy levels through to resistance to disease and infection, and how well we sleep.
Brain Changer by Professor Felice Jacka
‘A fascinating book by a leading researcher, covering one of the most exciting areas of modern nutritional research about how our diet can impact our gut and brain health. The combination of personal stories and cutting-edge science is a real winner’ DR MICHAEL MOSLEY, AUTHOR AND TV PRESENTER
Eat to Beat Depression and Anxiety: Nourish Your Way to Better Mental Health in Six Weeks by Dr Drew Ramsey
In this groundbreaking book, Dr. Drew Ramsey helps us forge a path toward greater mental health through food. He breaks down the science of nutritional psychiatry and explains what foods positively affect brain health and improve mental wellness.
The Art of Fermentation: An In-depth Exploration of Essential Concepts and Processes from Around the World by Sandor Katz
Sandor has spent quite some time here at the school and is one of the people I’ve really learned a lot from. He has been a tutor on some of our courses.
Eat Right by Nick Barnard
Another tutor at The Sourdough School. Nick is the owner of Rude Health. I’d highly recommend this book to anyone who is wanting to get into fermenting and eating with wellness in mind.
Kimchi: Essential Recipes of the Korean Kitchen by Byung-Hi Lim and Byung-Soon Lim
Dozens of recipes and a great source of inspiration. This is the book I use when I’m making kimchi.
Salted by Mark Bitterman
I couldn’t put this one down. I enjoyed it immensely. A very interesting book on salt, its uses and history – who knew there was so much to learn about salt!
Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking by Samin Nosrat
I met Samin in London, we have a lot of friends in common. This is a beautifully illustrated and informative book.
Students and Club Members – if there are any books that you would like to recommend please do leave a Comment below to add them 🙂