Healthy Bread in Five Minutes a Day

by Jeff Hertzberg, Zoë François

ISBN-10: 0312545525
ISBN-13: 9780312545529
Region: USA
Publication Date: October, 2009
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About Healthy Bread in Five Minutes a Day

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100 New Recipes Featuring Whole Grains, Fruits, Vegetables, and Gluten-Free Ingredients

From the authors of the groundbreaking, hugely popular Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day comes a new cookbook filled with quick and easy recipes for healthy bread

Their first book was called “stupendous,” “genius,” and “the holy grail of bread making.”  Now, in their much-anticipated second book, Jeff Hertzberg, M.D., and Zoë François have taken their super-fast method and adapted it for the health-conscious baker, focusing on whole grains and other healthier ingredients.

The method is still quick and simple, producing professional-quality results with each warm, fragrant, hearty loaf.  In just five minutes a day of active preparation time, you can create delectable, healthy treats such as 100% Whole Wheat Bread, Whole Grain Garlic Knots with Olive Oil and Parsley, Black-and-White Braided Pumpernickel and Rye Loaf, Black Pepper Focaccia, Pumpkin Pie Brioche, Chocolate Tangerine Bars, and a variety of gluten-free breads.  About a dozen of the recipes are 100% whole grain.

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.  Calling all bread lovers: Whether you are looking for more whole grains, watching your weight, trying to reduce your cholesterol, or just care about what goes into your body, this book is a must-have.  Visit for more information. (


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About Jeff Hertzberg

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Jeff Hertzberg is a physician with 20 years of experience in health care as a practitioner, consultant, & faculty member at the University of Minnesota Medical School.  His interests in baking & preventive health sparked a quest to apply the techniques of Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day (2007) to healthier ingredients in Healthy Bread in Five Minute a Day (2009).  He lives in Minneapolis with his wife & two daughters.  (

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About Zoë François

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The past several years have been spent chasing my two very active children around and in my spare time writing a bread book. Long before I had children or wrote a book and while studying art at the University of Vermont, I started a cookie company as a way to earn extra money. I baked outrageous gourmet cookies in my boyfriend Graham’s apartment, sold them from a beautiful vending cart he made me and established a few wholesale accounts.

I married Graham, how could I refuse a man who could build things (he created this website). We traveled through Europe eating pastries for our honeymoon and then finally settled in Minnesota. I worked in a couple of kitchens but decided I needed more formal training and headed off to the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) in New York. Since then I’ve been a pastry chef at several Twin Cities’ restaurants. I got to work with some of the finest talent this town has seen including Steven Brown at The Local, Andrew Zimmern at Bravo and a whole host of fantastic chefs at the D’Amico company. I was doing what I loved and Rick Nelson of the Minneapolis Star Tribune even called my desserts “endlessly delicious… the best in town… appealing, inventive and flat-out gorgeous…” What more could I ask for? Kids!

I began teaching others baking at Cooks of Crocus Hill In 1997. I was once asked to teach Minnesota governor Tim Pawlenty how to bake christmas cookies on the local NBC affiliate KARE 11-TV. That was my 15 minutes of fame, well more like five. It was great fun but the most exciting event was when I was invited to participate in the Baking and Pastry Arts Invitational Retreat for America’ s leading pastry chefs, sponsored by the CIA and Food Arts Magazine. There I met and worked with the leading pastry chefs in the country, a dream come true!

In addition to writing, teaching and consulting to restaurants, I also create artful desserts and custom wedding cakes. I live in Minneapolis with my husband Graham and two sons, my best creations yet! I can be reached at  (

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