RIP Bernard Clayton, Jr. - a great author of groundbreaking bread baking and other books
Mr. Clayton's books have been a great source of information and inspiration for many bakers over the years.
I think his greatest single achievement is "The Breads of France", which was the first of its kind to appear in English and is to this date the most complete English-language book available on the topic.
He was 94 when he died and I was chuffed to see that his most recent publication (a revision) was only five years ago.
Adieu et bravo M. Clayton, vous nous manquerons.
Thanks for bringing this to our attention. I have the Complete Book of Soups and Stews and the New Complete Book of Breads. His recipe for English muffin bread is a staple at our house. I read his books for the pleasure of reading them. What a wonderful researcher and generous writer!