Bread is the one common factor linking every culture together since the beginning of history. It holds a social and gastronomi significance for everybody. Paul Hollywood's love of this creative foodstuff has built him a thriving bakery and seen him creating breads for some of the country's most famous hotels. He believes in celebrating not only the breaking of bread, but the making of it too, and conveys his own love of bread-making and its therapeutic powers in this collection of recipes. From basic bread to breakfast breads, Mediterranean, traditional and ancient recipes, pizzas, muffins and cakes, these recipes take in every aspect of bread-making. They throw a fresh light on this seemingly simple food with a multitude of flavours, and a twist on the older ones.