Bread, The Breads of the World and How to Bake them at Home by Christine Ingram and Jennie Shapter
I received this cookbook as a gift several years ago. As the title suggests it has many wonderful bread recipes from around the world. The first half of the book gives fascinating history and information about the bread, including topics such as: the history of bread, grains and milling, ingredients for bread making, techniques, and bread making equipment. Full of color photos and many step-by-step instructions. :)
Some of the different country breads that are included:
-North European and Scandinavian
-India and the Middle East
The book also has a resource listing in the back for various flour mills, bakeries and food stores for shopping for bread and flour in several different countries.
I have used this cookbook often and have enjoyed trying out new recipes. In fact I just tried a new one yesterday called "Grant Loaves" What was neat about it is that it required no kneading and only thirty minutes to rise. :) I may share the recipe sometime.
Do you have a favorite bread cookbook? I would love to hear about it! :)