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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 »

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 »

Cooking Club

Cooking Club

A cooking club is just what it sounds like – a group of people who come together to share their love of cooking, eating and food in general. Many people who join cooking clubs have a vested interest in food and are looking to meet other like-minded people. Others choose to join a group to encourage themselves to cook more, or even to get out ... Read More »

Rustic Fruit Desserts: Crumbles, Buckles, Cobblers, Pandowdies, and More

Rustic Fruit Desserts: Crumbles, Buckles, Cobblers, Pandowdies, and More

There are few things that are quite as comforting as a a warm bowl of apple cobbler or some other freshly-baked, fruit-filled goodie. Rustic Fruit Desserts: Crumbles, Buckles, Cobblers, Pandowdies, and More is a book that is dedicated to the homey comfort foods in this category. The great thing about these types of desserts is that they are incredibly unfussy. Unlike a cake, which has ... Read More »

Paris Sweets: Great Desserts From the City’s Best Pastry Shops

If you’re not planning a trip to Paris in the near future, there is no reason to miss out on all the delicious pastries that the city has to offer – and let’s face it, the pastries are a big part of the draw of Paris (that, the art and the Eiffel Tower, n’est pas?)! In Dorie Greenspan’s book, Paris Sweets: Great Desserts From the ... Read More »

The Patisseries of Paris

The Patisseries of Paris

At one point in time, you could only find very basic travel guide books and most of them covered a wide area. These days, there are more guidebooks available than ever before and they have become increasingly specialized, focusing on cities, neighborhoods, interests and even food. This is great for travelers streamline a trip and see what they want to see. The Patisseries of Paris: ... Read More »

Baking with Julia

Baking with Julia

Baking with Julia is a compendium of nearly 200 recipes from some of the best known bakers in the worlds, experts in their areas of bread and pastry. It’s a companion to the PBS TV show of the same name, where each of these contributing bakers made an appearance and not only shared their recipes with Julia Child, but gave on-camera demos of the techniques ... Read More »

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