Hello, Fresh Loaf friends! My name is Rachael, and I live in Nashville, Tennessee. I very recently discovered my love of bread baking (I baked my first "loaf" about a week ago), though I have always loved eating the stuff. Cooking is a big hobby of mine, so I suppose it was just a matter of time before I made the leap to baking. My first "loaf" was actually a Tuscan flatbread (though it does use yeast) that I made from a recipe I found in Bon Appetit. It was quite tasty, so I made it again yesterday with a few minor adjustments. I think I am going to try making my first real loaf this coming weekend with the basic recipe provided in Lesson One. I am so excited to have discovered this new hobby...it's cheap, fun, creative, relatively easy, and you wind up with an end product that you can eat and share with your friends. What more could you ask for?