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Southern Plate

southern plate cookbook

There is nothing like a classic family recipe, passed down from mother to child, father to son, aunt to niece and nephew. These are recipes that are good in and of themselves, but they’re great because they’re recipes that stick in our minds because our memories of them come from all of the family gatherings that they were served at. Southern Plate: Classic Comfort Food ... Read More »

A World of Cake

A World of Cake

When you think of cake, what images come to mind? Do you see towering red velvet cakes with four, five or six layers of cake and frosting? Do you picture delicately domed Princess Tortes? Like most foods, the types of cakes that we all eat and enjoy vary widely from person to person and from county to country. In A World of Cake author Krystina ... Read More »

The Pastry Chef’s Companion

The Pastry Chef's Companion

The best books to have in the kitchen are often reference books. The category of reference books can include cookbooks, but for each book packed with beautiful photos and tempting sounding recipes, it is great to have one that breaks down the definitions you need to make sense of those recipes. Some reference books are also cookbooks, big volumes that have lots of great information, ... Read More »

Alice’s Tea Cup

Alice's Tea Cup: Delectable Recipes for Scones, Cakes, Sandwiches, and More from New York's Most Whimsical Tea Spot

Having a tea party with friends – and often stuffed animals – was a childhood fantasy of many, including many foodies who grew up to still like the idea of a tea party, but hoped that it would include a wide selection of both regular and exotic teas and tasty treats, rather than stuffed animals. This is one of the reasons that Alice’s Tea Cup, ... Read More »

Chewy Gooey Crispy Crunchy Melt-in-Your-Mouth Cookies

Chewy Gooey Crispy Crunchy

The name alone of Chewy Gooey Crispy Crunchy Melt-in-Your-Mouth is enough to make you crave a freshly baked, homemade cookie. Flavor is always important to a cookie, but when Alice Medrich decided to organize her newest cookie book by texture it was a stroke of brilliance because the texture of a freshly baked cookie is exactly what keeps us all in the kitchen baking. The ... Read More »

Sweet Magic: Easy Recipes for Delectable Desserts

Sweet Magic

Everyone likes desserts, even chefs known for their more savory dishes, like Michel Richard. His book, Sweet Magic: Easy Recipes for Delectable Desserts, is filled with recipes for all kinds of desserts, from American-style brownies to richer, traditionally French desserts. The book is divided up into only a few sections, which might seem as though it would make it difficult to find a particular recipe ... Read More »

Cake Boss: Stories and Recipes from Mia Famiglia

Cake Boss Cookbook

The TV show Cake Boss on TLC is focused on the day to day workings for Buddy Valestro’s New Jersey Carlo’s Bakery, including everything from the family dynamics of those who run to place to the efficient production that goes into make beautiful cakes for weddings and birthdays. In Cake Boss: Stories and Recipes from Mia Famiglia, you get a lot more background on Buddy ... Read More »

How to Repair Food

How to Repair Food

Do you know what to do if your hard boiled eggs crack during cooking? Is there a way to fix overcooked pasta so it has more of an al dente bite to it? The answers to questions like these can be found in How to Repair Food, a little volume that “tells you what to do when any kinf of food or drink is… overcooked, ... Read More »

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