Enjoy baking the rustic homemade breads of Italy in your own kitchen. Here you'll find authentic recipes for everything from large loaves and flatbreads for sharing to little savory snacks and fruited breakfast breads. Perfect with soup or for mopping up sauces, simple recipes for Loaves and Rolls include Parmesan Soda Bread and Tuscan Fresh Sage and Olive Oil Bread. A chapter devoted to delicious Focaccia and Flatbreads features fool-proof recipes for one of the easiest-to-prepare breads. Bake a batch of Deep-pan Facaccia, Potato and Olive Facaccia, or Chickpea and Rosemary Flatbread. Bread is the perfect vehicle for stronger flavors such as Italian cheeses and cured meats. Try delicious Small Bites such as Little Fired Neapolitan Pizzas or Pancetta and Fennel Puffs. The perfect accompaniment to a glass of wine and a dish of olives. Grissini and Crisp Breads incude Peppered Breadsticks, Anchovy Twists, and Crispy Pizza Sheets. Finally, try a slice of one of the moreish Sweet Breads. Mouth-watering recipes include Black Grape Schiacciata and Fig and Hazelnut Breakfast Bread. *Features more than 25 authentic and fool-proof recipes by Maxine Clark, an expert on Italian cooking and best-selling author of Flavors of Tuscany.