Recently I got the 25th anniversary edition of The Tassajara Bread Book. I've been baking bread for at least as long as this book has been published, I knew of it, but had never seen it, let alone used it. I have to say though, after trying the basic first recipe, that I think it's pretty amazing. The bread recipe uses a sponge method and explains why it's recommended. I'd heard of the sponge method, but didn't know why you'd want to do it. Anyway, the most important thing is the bread is fantastic! I can't wait to try more recipes here! I've heard the biscuits are fabulous!