Baking Tartine Country Bread
I'm also one of the casual home bakers that are intrigued by the Tartine Bread, and when the book came out, I was not hesitated to try out the recipe.
I got so much information from this website and some other posts that led me to a successful first baking attempt. I also did my second attempt 3 weeks later and it definitely improved. I also wrote a blog about some of the challenges I went through so hopefully it will help out whoever is going to follow the same path
One thing I noticed was even though the loafs came out beatifully with good air pocket and oven spring, it was still nowhere close to Tartine's. Tartine's loaf also stays fresh much longer and is less chewy.