Anyone one of these books you like better than another? I got a bday coming up and I'll drop a hint to the wife. TIA.
if you want to get real serious about baking bread, and want to know the logic behind everything, not just the recipe, then Crust and Crumb
is the way to go.
if you just want recipes, and don't want to worry about the details, then Artisan Breads Everyday
I have both, plus The Bread Baker's Apprentice. I read Crust and Crumb to get the underlying logic but Artisan Breads Everyday has become my go-to for my week-to-week baking.