Making bread has always been a passion for acclaimed chef and TV-personality Gennaro Contaldo. Ingrained since childhood with memories of his mother's weekly bread-making and visits to his uncle's village bakery, it is a skill that has followed him throughout his career as a chef. Here, Gennaro takes you onto a journey into the magical world of Italian bread and baking, giving you his secret tips on making the perfect dough to create wonderful Italian breads for all occasions. And not only breadhave you ever walked into an Italian bakery and marveled at the amazing variety of freshly baked goods on offer? Amazing focaccias, pies, pizzas, sweetbreads, cookies, and tarts fill the shelves, not to mention traditional homemade cakes just like Nonna used to makeyou will find recipes for all these delicious goodies in this beautiful book.