Hester's Book of Bread

Hester’s Book of Bread

Hester van der Walt

Hester’s Book of Bread is an honest and delicious, down to earth book that tells of Hester van der Walt’s passion for baking bread.

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Hester’s Book of Bread

Set in McGregor in the Klein Karoo where she bakes bread in a wood-fired oven, this book reflects Hester’s intuitive feeling for the connections between the soul and food, particularly food that is prepared with care, according to traditional principles and methods. Hester’s Book of Bread is infused with a fine sense of humour, helpful hints and mouth-watering recipes. It’s a book as irresistible as the smell of bread fresh from the oven.

Hester van der Walt

Hester van der Walt lives in McGregor. The detail of everyday life interests her. She teaches Tai Chi and she writes poetry and short stories, mostly in Afrikaans. She is a passionate crafter of bread. She used to be a nurse and an educator and she holds a doctorate in community health.

Hester van der Walt's author page

“Completely unlike anything I have ever read … This is a book for reading, for rereading, for sharing with others, and a book which should give us all cause to rejoice.”
Leslie Swartz, Professor of Psychology, University of Stellenbosch

“It is not about making a living, but about the bread of life … about friendship, partnership and caring.”
Peter Veldsman(renowned chef and writer)

“The very best SA bread book in print, and now in both languages.”
Niel Jonker, artist, baker and bread oven builder