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Pastry Paris: In Paris, Everything Looks Like Dessert
Pastry Paris
In Paris, Everything Looks Like Dessert
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 1892145944
Pastry Paris is a collection of photographs of the world's most enticing pastries set against the background of one of the world's most iconic cities. The confections are taken out of their display cases and photographed "on location" at Paris' best-known sights and everyday streetscapes, illuminating the visual and cultural connections between the city, its architecture, its culture, and its wildly beautiful desserts. Each entry is captioned, and the back of the book serves as a guide to the p tisseries where each of the pastries is created, with addresses, phone numbers, and m tro stops. The quirky, often humorous pairings of desserts and their hometown is a vicarious trip to that delicious city, where art and beauty can be found in everything from doorknobs to petit fours, a city that takes its desserts as seriously as its music, sculpture, and painting.
World Class Cakes: 250 Classic Recipes from Boston Cream Pie to Madeleines and Muffins
World Class Cakes
250 Classic Recipes from Boston Cream Pie to Madeleines and Muffins
Hardcover      ISBN: 1937994163

Every country in the world has a cake that is truly a classic--one that has stood the test of time and continues to be passed down from generation to generation. World Class Cakes is a compilation of these timeless recipes, culled from mothers and grandmothers all the world over. Whether you want to make a moist sponge cake to accompany your afternoon tea or craft a show-stopping layer cake to dazzle at a party, you'll find the recipe in this book. Includes scrumptious recipes like:

-Japanese green tea pound cake

-French flourless chocolate cake

-Russian lemon and poppy seed cake

-Tres leche cake from Central America

-American red velvet cake and hundreds more...

Accompanied by stunning step-by-step photography, a history of each cake and the traditions associated with it, and over 250 recipes, this book is essential for any baking enthusiast. Discover why you shouldn't speak above a whisper when making a Polish babka, which country believed you should sleep with wedding cake under your pillow to meet your future husband, and loads more in this charming cake companion.

Cooking with Wholegrains: The Basic Wholegrain Cookbook
Cooking with Wholegrains
The Basic Wholegrain Cookbook
Paperback      ISBN: 0374532613

This short, charming little primer in wholegrain cookery was first published in 1947--long before healthy eating was a national obsession. Reprinted numerous times, it became a pioneer cookbook: one of the first to reintroduce the joys of wholegrain recipes to the American home cook. Vrest Orton and Mildred Ellen Orton, a husband-and-wife team who also operated a stone mill, a set of country stores, and a mail-order catalog, offer readers a simple, warm, and welcoming approach to such regional classics as Southern Johnnycake and Vermont Indian Pudding. Along the way, they offer an impassioned argument for wholegrains, as well as a witty critique of the refined, shelf-stable flours that had become so seductive to postwar cooks.

Today, a new audience of readers is discovering that wholegrains are not only healthy, but tasty and comforting as well. The Ortons' delightful guide ranks as one of America's most important grain cookbooks; it both preceded the current health craze and remains true to its present concerns. Cooking with Wholegrains is sure to find a place in every natural-food kitchen. Mrs. Orton celebrated her 99th birthday in 2010 and still lives in Weston, Vermont on the Village Green.
The Last Word on Lefse
The Last Word on Lefse
Paperback      ISBN: 0934860785

Did you know that lefse is an antidote for lutefisk? Or that the Boys of Starbuck made the World's Largest Lefse? Gary Legwold combines stories and history in this handbook on lefse. Find out how to prepare it from some of the best lefse makers.

The Cupcake Diaries: Recipes and Memories from the Sisters of Georgetown Cupcake
The Cupcake Diaries
Recipes and Memories from the Sisters of Georgetown Cupcake
Hardcover      ISBN: 0062090607

In The Cupcake Diaries, founders of the Georgetown Cupcake franchise, bestselling authors and former stars of the hit TLC series DC Cupcakes, authors Katherine Kallinis and Sophie Kallinis LaMontagne inspire readers with more than 30 delicious cupcake recipes and life lessons that led to their success as entrepreneurs.

Fans of Ree Drummond's The Pioneer Woman Cooks will enjoy The Cupcake Diaries and its recipes for treats ranging from banana split cupcakes, white chocolate raspberry cupcakes, and Gluten Free Chocolate-Chip Lava Fudge that Katherine Kallinis and Sophie Kallinis LaMontagne have to offer.

This inspiring book from the two-sister pastry team whose cupcakes "beat Magnolia Bakery's by miles and miles," according to Frank Bruni of the New York Times, is destined to be your go-to guide to blissful baking.

Rustic Fruit Desserts: Crumbles, Buckles, Cobblers, Pandowdies, and More
Rustic Fruit Desserts
Crumbles, Buckles, Cobblers, Pandowdies, and More
Hardcover      ISBN: 1580089763
James Beard Award-winning chef Cory Schreiber teams up with Julie Richardson, owner of Portland's Baker & Spice, to showcase the freshest fruit available amidst a repertoire of nearly 75 satisfying old-timey fruit desserts, including crumbles, crisps, buckles, pies, and more.

An early fall cobbler with blackberries bubbling in their juice beneath a golden cream biscuit. A crunchy oatmeal crisp made with mid-summer's nectarines and raspberries. Or a comforting pear bread pudding to soften a harsh winter's day. Simple, scrumptious, cherished-these heritage desserts featuring local fruit are thankfully experiencing a long-due revival.

Whether you're searching for the perfect ending to a sit-down dinner party or a delicious sweet to wrap up any night of the week, these broadly appealing and easy-to-prepare classics will become family favorites.
Sophie's Sweet and Savory Loaves
Sophie's Sweet and Savory Loaves
Hardcover      ISBN: 1584792450

Fast evolving into the French Martha Stewart, Sophie Dudemaine is the star of a popular lifestyle show on the French Food Channel. In her first cookbook published in the United States, Sophie shares the original recipes that catapulted her into the limelight: her mouthwatering, sweet and savory cakes and loaves.Sophie's loaves first debuted in her neighborhood French markets, where word quickly spread that these creations were not just wonderful hors d'oeuvres or tea-time treats but perfectly satisfying meals in and of themselves. Her business quickly expanded into nearby bakeries, and she began selling her loaves at Fauchon, the celebrated Paris food emporium.The recipes in this book are organized seasonally, since Sophie stresses the importance of fresh ingredients to enhance the flavor of each loaf. Her hearty Mushroom and Gruyere Loaf is perfect for crisp autumn nights, and her bright and tangy Lemon Cake and fresh Tomato-Mozzarella-Basil Loaf are delightful on a warm summer day. Sophie prides herself on the simple preparation required for each one of the cakes; in fact all her ingredients are mixed in one bowl and baked in one pan. Sophie's imaginative cakes are a treat for both family meals and special occasions.-- The ultimate preparation for the savvy chef: everything gets mixed in one bowl and baked in one pan-- Recipes are simple and easy to follow -- great for beginner cooks and children-- Many of the loaves can be prepared from items found in the home refrigerator, and almost all ingredients are readily available in local markets-- Time is a luxury, says Sophie; all of these loaves are quick to prepare and many can be prepared ahead of time and storedfor days in the refrigerator

Glazed, Filled, Sugared & Dipped: Easy Doughnut Recipes to Fry or Bake at Home
Glazed, Filled, Sugared & Dipped
Easy Doughnut Recipes to Fry or Bake at Home
Hardcover      ISBN: 077043357x
Whether you think of them as "doughnuts" or "donuts," you'll be amazed at how easy it is to make these sweet treats at home.

Dripping with chocolate glaze, bursting with sweet vanilla cream or blackberry jam filling, or simply rolled in cinnamon sugar--doughnuts, however you like them, can't be beat when freshly made. And they're surprisingly easy to fry--or bake--from scratch.
Glazed, Filled, Sugared & Dipped includes recipes for classic cake and yeast-raised doughnuts as well as for zeppole, beignets, churros, bomboloni, and doughnut holes--plus glazes, fillings, and sauces to mix and match. With more than 50 recipes and 50 full-color photographs, this cookbook will open up the wonderful world of homemade doughnuts to any home baker.
Honey & Oats: Everyday Favorites Baked with Whole Grains and Natural Sweeteners
Honey & Oats
Everyday Favorites Baked with Whole Grains and Natural Sweeteners
Hardcover      ISBN: 1570618917

Learn how to bake delicious treats with whole grains and low-sugar alternatives in this baking book filled with 75 recipes for light, moist, and flavorful cakes, pies, scones, cookies, muffins, bars, and breads. Proving that baking with healthy ingredients doesn't have to mean sacrificing flavor or texture, author Jennifer Katzinger created these classic baked-good recipes replacing sugar with honey, coconut palm sugar, maple syrup, and Sucanat; she uses oats and whole grains, such as teff, kamut, spelt, buckwheat, einkorn, barley, and whole-wheat flour to make delicious and more nutritious baked treats. For those who aren't quite ready to go "all the way," this book also provides recipe adaptations that incorporate some whole grains into their favorite baked goods. Katzinger also includes some gluten-free options.

Ace of Cakes: Inside the World of Charm City Cakes
Ace of Cakes
Inside the World of Charm City Cakes
Hardcover      ISBN: 006170301x

In Ace of Cakes: Inside the World of Charm City Cakes, Duff Goldman, Food Network's indomitable "Ace of Cakes," reveals the inspiration behind some of the most outrageous and extraordinary, gravity and reality-defying confectionary creations in the world. An eye-popping collection of photos, illustrations, stories, reflections, collages, and memorabilia celebrating the eccentric Baltimore bakery where everything takes off, Ace of Cakes is a truly delectable volume that shows the magic that can happen when creativity is king and "no limits" is the mantra.