This treasury of instruction, recipes, and practical wisdom offers breads for every taste and temperament. You will find Thomson's wonderful original recipes for savoury and sweet yeasted breads, as well as detailed instructions for breads that are traditional around the globe, from French and Italian breads to challah and croissants, from pizzas and focaccias to sopaipillas and pitas, to sourdoughs and spongebreads, buns, rolls, and bagels. With her new book, Thomson reintroduces no-knead yeasted batter bread, an old-time favourite that is sure to become popular with home cooks who would love to make bread but think they don't have time. Since recipes for this kind of bread are a rarity today. Thomson's batter breads offer a unique opportunity to try something delicious and just a little different.