Category Archives: Magazines & Cookbooks

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 »

The Baking Bites Cookbook for the holidays

It’s not always fun to stand in lines and debate over which sweater your great aunt, who never fails to send you a lovely gift, would prefer to get, but it is fun to exchange gifts with friends and family and enjoy the looks on their faces when they open something you know they’ll love. And if your loved ones are into cooking and baking, ... Read More »

Crazy About Cookies

Crazy About Cookies

Although you certainly can bake cookies just for the fun of it, most of the time we bake cookies for a reason, whether that reason is a holiday party, a housewarming or a birthday. In Crazy About Cookies, Krystina Castella puts together a great collection of recipes and techniques to give you the perfect cookie for any occasion. The book starts off with on tools ... Read More »

Southern Pies

Southern Pies

The Southern US doesn’t have a monopoly on pies, but pies have always had a strong culinary tradition in the South. One might even argue that they simply like their pies more than people in other parts of the US. One look at the diverse types and flavors of pie in Southern Pies: A Gracious Plenty of Pie Recipes, From Lemon Chess to Chocolate Pecan ... Read More »

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