This is a bread baker's handbook, with more than 50 recipes and over 200 step-by-step photographs, instructing how to make master baker Chad Robertson's legendary bread at home. A master formula for basic bread with many variations forms the backbone of the book, which also includes yeasted breads and recipes for sweet and savory foods made with days-old bread.
Chad Robertson is one of the founding chef/owners of the renowned Tartine Bakery in San Francisco, Mark Bitttman's 'favorite bakery in the United States.' With his wife, Elisabeth Pruiett, he is co-author of Tartine. He trained at The Culinary Institute of American in Hyde Park, New York and was nominated for a James Beard Outstanding Pastry Chef award in 2006. He lives in San Francisco.