BREAD IS BACK! (Did it ever really go away?) Popular cookbook author, food editor, and cooking instructor Sheilah Kaufman presents a new collection of scrumptious, easy-to-prepare recipes that use bread as an ingredient in everything from appetizers to desserts for festive celebrations and intimate family meals. In UPPER CRUSTS, Sheilah has put her recipes for timeless classics and comfort foods like bread pudding and French toast (with daring new spins on these perennial crowd pleasers) as well as innovative entrÃ©es, soups, appetizers, salads, vegetables, and desserts, all with an international flair. Also featured are favorite recipes (all made with bread, of course) from renowned chefs like Patrick O'Connell of the Inn at Little Washington, Michel Richard of Washington, DC's Citronelle, Henry Haller of White House fame, and Aulie Bunyarataphan of Bangkok Joe's, to name a few. Dust off your hands and put the flour away - this is NOT a bread-baking book. Most of these delectable recipes: Â· use store-bought bread to create quick and delicious dishes for everyday dining or special occasions Â· can be assembled in less than 30 minutes Â· can be made ahead and frozen, a necessity for today's busy cooks Â· feature creative ways to use leftover and fresh bread Â· provide dozens of cooking tips, plus fun tidbits on the history of the world's staff of life.