CYNTHIA LAIR was a key faculty member at Bastyr University's Department of Nutrition & Exercise Science from 1994 to 2016 and is the founder of their Nutrition & Culinary Arts program. A second edition of her book Feeding the Young Athlete- Sports Nutrition Made Easy for Players, Parents and Coaches was released in 2012. The revised edition of her popular book, Feeding the Whole Family, was published by Sasquatch Books in November 2016.
There have been dozens of bread-baking books published over the past few years. So why is this compact book the one that finally got me to make my first starter? It's all about the approach. This book is short, friendly, packed with helpful sidebars, and suggests that the first thing you make with your starter be pancakes (always a way into my heart). Yes, I know, sourdough is complicated, and those trendy door-stopping bread books probably have more details about how to not mess it up. But Sourdough on the Rise makes me believe I can make sourdough in a more relaxed way. Which is, frankly, the only way I'm ever going to get off my ass and do it. --Epicurious