Since I purchased this book I waited for it with impatience. I had just got into the sourdough baking and was very excited to get my first cookbook about it.
From the moment I received it I was sure this book was written by a passionate baker who devoted a lot of time and energy to master this art. It's great to read little anecdotes before each recipe and there are a lot of tips for each bread, but after a while I realised that for the very same reason there are not many recipes in the book all together.
I didn't like the way how the book is organised, that is, each chapter descibes a different method of making bread: rustic bread, then sourdough, then wholegrain, then the bread recipes that won a competition, etc. This makes it very difficult to quickly browse through recipes and choose one to work with. Besides, all the sourdough starter recipes are grouped in one chapter, so to make a bread, you need to constantly flip the pages from the starter chapter to the bread recipe which may be quite confusing.
And yet another disadvantage - no pictures. Sorry, but in the age of digital camera, I find it rather disappointing not to have the lovely inspirational additions.
All in all, the recipes are well worked-out. So far, I was disappointed with only one of them.