I have mixed feelings about this cookbook. In the first half, the author is giving tools or definitions for processes to bread baking. For that, I would have recommended this book to any novice bread makers. Given that bread making is a real science, I thought she did a SUPERB job in this area. However, then she took that attention to detail and simply tossed it out in the recipe section. The recipes are simply thrown together, sloppily written and no photos are given. It was pretty bizarre!