Originally part of Au Bon Pain, the Panera chain now has more than 600 bakery-caf s across the country, offering artisan-style breads and a variety of simple dishes. In this first cookbook, the Panera "team" provides a mini-cooking course for serious bread bakers, prefaced by an introduction from renowned artisan baker/teacher Peter Reinhart tracing the revival of a "bread culture" in America. Part 2 includes simple recipes (by Ward Bradshaw and Joel Cammett) for 100 or so appetizers, sandwiches, and other "bread-based" dishes, from Country Bread and Tomato Soup to Milk Chocolate Bread Pudding. Fear of carbs notwithstanding, this is recommended for most collections. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.