“I bake because it connects my soul to my hands, and my heart to my mouth.”
Martin Philip (breadwright.com) is the head bread baker at King Arthur Flour in Norwich, Vermont. He is a former member of Team USA which competed in the SIGEP Golden Cup in Rimini, Italy and was a finalist in the selection process for the coveted bread spot on Team USA at the World Cup of baking. He is a sought after educator and has traveled internationally to bring baking education and his love of craft to under-served populations in rural villages in the Dominican Republic, to ex-convicts at Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles, California, and to recently-landed bakers-in-training at Hot Bread Kitchen in New York City. In previous lives, he was a professional opera singer with a degree from Oberlin Conservatory. He spent time on the operations side of investment banking and attended The New York Art Students League for drawing. In 2016, he was awarded a prestigious fellowship at the MacDowell Colony. He lives in Vermont with his wife Julie Ness and their three children.
Martin’s eagerly anticipated book about bread, a meditation on the art and craft of baking bread that reaches beyond technique and inspires at-home bakers to explore the essence of baking as an act of love, featuring photographs, hand-drawn illustrations and original recipes will be published by HarperCollins in the fall of 2017.