Although my husband bakes rolls and occasionally cookies, his real passion in the kitchen is bread - rustic, artisan bread. He analyzes each loaf, adjusting the salt, baking time, rising time, flour, cornmeal - always striving to make it just right. He shares his bread baking passion with his uncle and when they get together it's complete analysis paralysis.
This pictures is from his latest loaf. It was as close to perfection as I've ever tasted. Warm from the oven, with a generous smear of butter and delivered to me at my sewing machine. Gulp. Sheer perfection.