In the tradition of the great artisan bakers, James Barrett and Wendy Smith Born share a passionate commitment to bread based upon traditional baking methods, helping to make the Metropolitan Bakery a thriving business. The bakery comprises five retail locations, a bustling Web- and mail-order business, and more than 90 wholesale accounts serving some of Philadelphia's finest restaurants and gourmet shops. Their loyal customers (almost 13,000 per week) and new enthusiasts will delight in this collection of recipes that include not only basic bread recipes (white, sourdough, organic country) but also pastries, cookies, brownies, muffins, focaccia, crostini, flat bread, and more. It also contains accompaniments like the savory spreads, tarts, jams, chutneys, and salads that have made the Metropolitan Bakery so successful. With 50 two-color photographs, these delicious and easy-to-prepare recipes-a compilation of both sweet and savory-are certain to win the already-celebrated Metropolitan Bakery a new legion of devotees.