Many years ago, when I was a teenager, I had an urge to bake bread. I was given a wonderful book, Beard on Bread and spent several years working my way through the recipes. Then for various reasons I stopped. Recently, I've been doing a lot of cooking, especially Italin. A few months ago, I came across Carol Field's The Italian Baker and got the urge again. Doing some Googling, I came across this wonderful site, and so, here I am!