Bread is a staple of the Western diet, yet all too often families rely on store-bought loaves that lack both taste and nutritional value. Happily, good bread is surprisingly easy to make, and bread machines simplify the task even further. With a healthy and inspiring recipe for each day of the year, this big cookbook brings excitement—and nutrients—back to our daily bread. It’s broken down into eight sections—bread basics, everyday bread and rolls, specialty and festive breads, flat breads, quick breads, bread machine recipes, gluten-free breads, and bread dishes—and features a deliciously diverse selection of culinary traditions, from Indian naan and Scottish oatcakes to panettone and Greek Easter Bread. An authoritative introduction explains breadmaking basics, and gives advice on equipment and ingredients as well as tips for crafting the perfect loaf. Dozens of luscious color photos add further inspiration.