For the home or professional bread-maker, this is the definitive volume. It comes from a man whom many consider to be the best bread baker in the United States: Chad Robertson, co-owner of Tartine Bakery in San Francisco, a city that knows its bread. To Chad, bread is the foundation of a meal, the center of daily life, and each loaf tells the story of the baker who shaped it. A hundred photographs from years of testing, teaching and recipe development provide step-by-step inspiration, while additional recipes provide ideas for using up every delicious morsel. Hardcover. 304 pages.