The English Bread Book is an English cookery book by Eliza Acton, first published in 1857. The work consists of a history of bread making in England, improvements to the process developed in Europe, an examination of the ingredients used and recipes of different types of bread. [Wikipedia]
Novelist, cook and food blogger
This thoroughly modern book contains nothing but bread recipes – it was the first cook book to focus on a single food. I love it because Acton’s campaigning voice shines through, as she fights for the right of all people to eat bread of a decent quality.