Josey Baker, the acclaimed San Franciscan bread baker, will release his first cookbook
Josey Baker Bread ($20, originally $28) on April 15. Never has a bread-baking cookbook seemed so approachable. Instead of a simple list of ingredients and instructions (and a whole lot of room for error), Josey divides each recipe into a lesson, complete with all the tools you'll need for the recipe, troubleshooting tips, a dusting of good humor, and in many cases, step-by-step photos. The book will train you to think and bake like a professional as Josey coaxes and supports you every page of the way.