My latest acquisition in the cookbook department is this one..."Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day" by Jeff Hertzberg and Zoe Francois. First of all, let me point out that if one of the authors is French and the other is Jewish, you know it's gonna be good! This is by far the most fool-proof and simple way to make bread and every time i make it, everyone raves. The basic premise is that you mix the dough (nothing but flour, yeast, salt and water), let it rise, then refrigerate for up to 2 weeks, pulling off a some dough and baking a loaf as desired. That's it. No kneading, proofing, thumping, beating with a stick, etc. It's fantastic and has changed the way i make bread forever...specifically, now i make bread and before i didn't. It's that good.