Josey Baker‘s foray into breadmaking began when a friend showed up at his place with sourdough starter in hand and Josey tried his hands at a loaf. From there he perfected his breads and has become so well-known that his bakery is a must for foodie’s visiting San Francisco. Keeping the amateur in mind, his cookbook, Josey Baker Bread, aims to get everybody baking delicious breads and treats from scratch. In 18 recipes, readers are taught in steps; the first batch of recipes have few steps and ingredients, the second batch build upon these starters adding ingredients like whole wheat flour, and the third batch are more time- and care-intensive recipes. If you’re looking for a hearty, gluten-free loaf, try Josey’s Adventure Bread.