This book really goes in depth abouat the making of a loaf of Frech bread and eachof th four ingredients. The beginning really kept my interest, however, some of of the deatils I found a little boring. Overall, the book was a good read. I learned more about the art of making French bread.
The author takes an extended trip around France, interviewing various people involved in the baking of French bread ... from the person who grows the wheat to the bakers themselves. It was fairly interesting although some of it got a bit too detailed for my taste. Still, when you're writing about baking fresh bread, you can't go too far wrong, can you?!