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Sneaky/Delicious cookbook lawsuit

sneaky or delicious

By now, you’ve probably heard something about the controversy between the cookbooks The Sneaky Chef and Deceptively Delicious, authored by Missy Chase Lapine and Jessica Seinfeld, respectively. If not, the short version of the story is that DD was released a few months after The Sneaky Chef to a huge amount of publicity (partially because Jessica is Jerry Seinfeld’s wife) and contained almost identical recipes ... Read More »

The Joy of Vegan Baking

The Joy of Vegan Baking

“Vegan baking” is a phrase that strikes fear into the hearts of quite a few bakers. Not my heart, of course, but some hearts. This is because successful baking often relies on the properties of butter, milk and eggs to produce a good result – and you can’t use any of these when baking vegan. This doesn’t mean that you can’t make wonderful baked goods ... Read More »

Sky High: Irresistible Triple-Layer Cakes

Sky High: Irresistible Triple-Layer Cakes

When was the last time you made a triple-layer cake? It seems like most layer cake recipes (with a few exceptions) produce only a double-layer dessert. It makes you wonder if some cookbook authors think that three layers of cake is a bit too much for most home bakers to handle – a ridiculous thought if there ever was one, as it never hurts to have a ... Read More »

Mocha

mocha- the cookbook

Mocha is the grown-up version of hot chocolate, simply hot chocolate enhanced with a shot of coffee to make the flavor darker and to give the drinker a little more of a pick-me-up than chocolate alone can provide. It’s a relatively simple drink and you wouldn’t think that it could sustain an entire cookbook – but it can and does in Michael Turback’s new cookbook, ... Read More »

Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day

Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day

Some say that necessity is the mother of invention, and in many cases this is true. But convenience – and laziness, as it could even be put – can certainly be a key part of the process, as in “I need to work less hard to get what I want.” This just might be the kind of thinking that inspired Artisan Bread in Five Minutes ... Read More »

The Best 30-Minute Recipe

The Best 30-Minute Recipe

It’s no wonder that the idea of a 30-minute meal is so popular. No matter how much we like to cook and how much time we’re willing to spend in the kitchen working on a perfect dish, there will always be times when something quick and simple is what sounds the most appealing. Unfortunately, somewhere along the line, a quick meal became synonymous with a ... Read More »

Great Coffee Cakes, Sticky Buns, Muffins & More

Great Coffee Cakes and more!

It’s true that there are a seemingly endless variety of muffin and scone recipes when you include all the varied add-ins that can be mixed into any given batter, but when it comes to coffee cakes and breakfast pastries in general, are there really enough possibilities to fill up a 400 page book? The answer (of course) is yes. Great Coffee Cakes, Sticky Buns, Muffins ... Read More »

The Pastry Queen Christmas

The Pastry Queen Christmas

The biggest problem with the holidays, according to many, is that there is simply too much good food and there are too many occasions on which to share it with friends and family. No arguments here. In fact, I don’t really think that the holiday season is necessarily the right time to try and cut back. After all, those family and friends are expecting sweets ... Read More »

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