This groundbreaking classic, now thoroughly updated for today's modern kitchen, introduces the artisanal doughs and techniques used by generations of Italian village bakers. Carol Field spent two years traversing Italy to capture the regional specialties and then adapting them through rigorous testing in her own kitchen. When first published in 1985, Field's impeccably written, authentic recipes were a revelation to Americans used to only stereotypical Italian fare. This latest edition, updated for the new generation of home bakers, has added four-color photography plus new ingredients and equipment sections, source guides, weights and measurements, and instructions for the natural yeast method. One of the most revered baking books of all time, this landmark work will continue to be a must for every serious baker.