Books

Bread Science: the Chemistry and Craft of Making Bread  (August, 2006)

BreadScienceCoverFrontBread Science is a practical guide to bread-making that explores both the steps of the process (such as mixing dough, using preferments and sourdough starter, shaping, and baking) and the science behind it. The science is presented in detail but in language suitable for non-scientists. With over 250 photos and drawings, references, a bibliography, a glossary, and an index, Bread Science makes bread-making approachable and fun. This book is a complement to any bread recipe book and a must for the home baker.

“A number of excellent bread books have been published in recent years that offer bits and pieces of the science that underlies the craft, but none that focus specifically on that science. Emily Buehler has brought bread science and technique together for us in an easy to comprehend manual, based on her work and study at one of America’s finest artisan bakeries. This book will be an important addition to every bread lover’s library, whether professional or serious home baker.”     —Peter Reinhart, author, The Bread Baker’s Apprentice

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Somewhere and Nowhere  (April, 2017)

book coverIt’s Eat Pray Love meets Wild, on bikes.

BikeIndianaOne summer in her late twenties, Emily and her friend Mary rode their bicycles from Cape May, New Jersey to Oceanside, Oregon. In three months on the road, they battled 14% grade hills, tornado-force winds, and 110 degree heat. They were sheltered and fed by everyone from nuns to cowboys. They swam in the Missouri River, climbed the Rocky Mountains, and crossed the Continental Divide — three times. And eventually, they reached the Pacific.

Emily left on the trip in the hope of finding peace and happiness away from the clutter of life, a permanent solution to depression that she could bring home with her. With nothing to do but ride her bike all day, out under the open sky, life would be simpler… or would it?

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Intelligence (working title)

cityhall-newyork-public-domainIt’s my first fiction story! Several beta readers have provided feedback on the initial draft, and I am currently revising it. Here is my elevator pitch:

Devlyn knows her job is a dead end but has little hope of change. If she quits, the company will repossess her knowledge microdrives, taking back everything she’s learned in the past seven years. And besides, the new guy who’s been delivering the comm for the past month makes her heart skip a beat every day when she sees him.

The trouble is her sleazy boss. When his behavior crosses the line, Devlyn is forced to act.

She ventures into the underground world of illegal knowledge downloads, hoping to find a way to escape her situation. Soon she’s meeting with revolutionaries, spying on (or possibly dating) the company owner’s son, and sneaking through the city with the mysterious comm guy. It could end in freedom. Or arrest. Or love. Or heartbreak. The only way to find out is to keep going.