Transatlantic is thrilled to share that THE ONLY WAY TO MAKE BREAD by Cristina Quintero, illustrated by Sarah Gonzales (Tundra Books) was chosen as a 2023 Shelf Awareness Best Book of the Year!

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A delicious exploration of all kinds of breads, from sourdough to bannock to bao, that will tickle your taste buds and warm your heart.

What’s the only way to make bread?

You might use white flour in your bread, or whole wheat flour or corn flour.

You might use water or milk, maybe an egg or two.

You’ll use a handful of this, a dash of that, a bit of this and a splash of that.

Some dough will rise, some dough will bubble. Sometimes it will be sticky, sometimes it will be shaggy.  

What’s the only way to make bread?

Your way!

This tasty celebration of all kinds of bread will tempt bread lovers big and small. No matter what kind of bread YOU like to make, this book is for you!

About the author:

Cristina Quintero is a Colombian Canadian writer living well outside her preferred climate in Alberta, Canada with her husband, kids and two ridiculous dogs in an extremely red house.

She is a breast cancer graduate and obsessed with community building, cooking, and following her curiosity wherever it leads her. Which is not always wise but also never boring.

Cristina is represented by Amanda Orozco and Laura Cameron.