Category Archives: Magazines & Cookbooks

Discover Chocolate

Once, chocolate was a food reserved only for society’s elite. This is true of many different civilizations, from ancient Mayans to Spanish nobility during the 1500s. Chocolate is not a difficult thing to find these days and you can buy it just about anywhere. But every chocolate fan knows that not all chocolate is create equal. The book Discover Chocolate: The Ultimate Guide to Buying, ... Read More »

The Ultimate Insanely Super Hot Chili Pepper Cookbook

If you like chili peppers, The Ultimate Insanely Super Hot Chili Pepper Cookbook is the book for you – as if you couldn’t tell from the name alone. The book is absolutely dedicated to chili peppers of all kinds, and it serves as a great introduction to cooking with chili peppers if you haven’t used whole peppers much before in your own kitchen. The book ... Read More »

The Baking Bites Cookbook for Valentine’s Day

Baking Bites Cookbook -for Valentine’s Day!

The sweetest gift you can give your loved one is the pleasure of your company, perhaps over a big carafe of coffee, a glass of fresh orange juice and a big breakfast that you enjoy together while reading the paper on a quiet morning. Or a plate of homemade baked goods, since the time that you’ll put into them makes them worth a lot more ... Read More »

Peter Reinhart’s Artisan Breads Every Day

One of the hardest things about bread-making – especially with artisanal breads that involve multiple slow rises – is the timing. The recipes are stretched out over many, many hours and I’ve heard of people waking up at all hours of the night just to feed their starters, knead down a first rise or get a loaf into the oven. To be honest, hearing stories ... Read More »

Rose’s Heavenly Cakes

Rose's Heavenly Cakes

When it comes to cakes, author Rose Levy Beranbaum knows what she’s talking about. She came out with The Cake Bible in 1988 and that book has been the go-to of lots of professional bakers and serious home bakers ever since thanks to its comprehensive collection of precisely-written recipes. Rose’s Heavenly Cakes is Beranbaum’s newest venture and it is packed with many new cake recipes. ... Read More »

Baking Artisan Pastries and Breads

Baking Artisan Pastries and Breads

There are a number of good books about baking artisinal breads out there, but Baking Artisan Pastries and Breads is one that is focused on pastries – breakfast pastries, to be specific – and not the same peasant breads and baguettes that you’ll find in other artisan baking books. It’s great to have a book that is more specialized and doesn’t devote only a couple ... Read More »

Sticky, Gooey, Messy, Chewy Treats for Kids

Sticky, Gooey, Messy, Chewy Treats for Kids

It’s fitting that there is a kids version of the cookbook Sticky, Gooey, Messy, Chewy for kids – because as much as grown-ups like indulgent desserts that fall into one (or all four) of these categories, kids are the ones who really appreciate something a little bit messy. Sticky, Gooey, Messy, Chewy Treats for Kids is a cookbook designed for kids, with recipes that kids ... Read More »

Santa’s North Pole Cookbook

When it comes to Santa Claus and food, I’m not alone when I say that I only thought of him eating cookies, milk, hot chocolate and the occasional candy cane. This little idea has been perpetuated in holiday movies, like The Santa Clause, as well. But according to Santa’s North Pole Cookbook: Classic Christmas Recipes from Saint Nicholas Himself there are many more recipes, all ... Read More »

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