Category Archives: Magazines & Cookbooks

Baking Artisan Bread

Baking Artisan Bread

Bread-baking is a subject that you can never have too many books about. It’s a skill that can take a lot of time and feel to fully develop, even if the basics are simple. This is especially true if your goal is to try and replicate some of the top artisanal loaves in your home kitchen. Baking Artisan Bread: 10 Expert Formulas for Baking Better ... Read More »

Cooking with Les Dames D’Escoffier

Cooking with Les Dames D'Escoffier

Les Dames d’ Escoffier International is an association of female culinary professionals founded in 1973 that is dedicated to recognizing and promoting the achievements and influence of women in culinary fields. The book Cooking with Les Dames D’Escoffier is a volume that features the favorite recipes of some of the members of this invitation-only association, women who have changed the way we cook both in ... Read More »

Breakfast in Bed: More Than 150 Recipes for Delicious Morning Meals

Breakfast in Bed: More Than 150 Recipes for Delicious Morning Meals

Breakfast in Bed: More Than 150 Recipes for Delicious Morning Meals is a cookbook for breakfast lovers. Or perhaps I should say that it is for bed-and-breakfast lovers, since every recipe in the book has been shaped by a bed-and-breakfast from somewhere in the country. The recipes come from all over, from Washington to Florida, and each is a favorite in the kitchen where it ... Read More »

Making Artisan Gelato

Making Artisan Gelato

The first time I walked into a gelateria, I was blown away by the sheer number of flavors available. There were trays and trays of multi-colored gelatos and, unlike most ice cream stores, they weren’t the same flavors you’d find at the local 31 flavors. Hazelnut, pistachio, espresso, coconut, gianduja and champagne were just a few. The flavors were intense and the gelato was rich ... Read More »

The Sweet Life in Paris

The Sweet Life in Paris is part memoir, part cookbook, and part guidebook on how to blend in with Parisians. The book tells the story of why pastry chef, author and blogger David Lebovitz decided to uproot his life in San Francisco and move thousands of miles away to France. And within that story, there are many others, from how David makes the best use ... Read More »

Wiliams-Sonoma The Kid’s Cookbook

When you look through kids’ cookbooks, you tend to see a lot of the same recipes over and over again, like macaroni and cheese, chicken strips and chocolate chip cookies. You’ll also see lots of dishes that have silly names and have cartoon-ish illustrations to go along with them. These books are fun and appealing – but I tend to think that kids are just ... Read More »

CI rates Ice Cream Scoops

One of the most important pieces of kitchen equipment to have on hand during the summer – excluding a working refrigerator/freezer – is probablyt an ice cream scoop. That may be a big of an exaggeration, but when the weather is really hot, ice cream is a fantastic way to cool down quickly. A few months ago, Cook’s Illustrated ran a review of ice cream ... Read More »

Baking Unplugged

Baking Unplugged

I bake so much that it’s second nature. I don’t know what my kitchen would  look like without my stand mixer and various baking accessories. But to some, baking a cake can seem like an insurmountable task. Just look at any tv food reality show where the chefs complain about having to make a dessert: most of them pull it off, but not without acting ... Read More »

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