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The New Sugar and Spice

The New Sugar and Spice

It is easy to get into a baking rut, using the same ingredients over again and sticking to the same, tried-and-true flavor profiles. If you find yourself in a bit of a baking rut, now is the time to pull yourself out of it as we head into the fall baking season. There are many ways to start climbing out of that rut, but the ... Read More »

Guittard Chocolate Cookbook

Guittard Chocolate Cookbook

The Guittard Chocolate Company is the oldest family-owened chocolate company in the US, founded in 1868 by a French immigrant who set his sights on California during the Gold Rush. Like many miners, √Čtienne Guittard did not strike it rich with gold, but instead turned to making and selling chocolate to make his fortune. Judging by the continued success of the company, that was a ... Read More »

Sweet and Tart: 70 Irresistible Recipes with Citrus

Sweet and Tart: 70 Irresistible Recipes with Citrus

Sweet and tart are two words that are frequently used to describe citrus because they perfectly capture the basic flavor of fruits like lemons, limes and oranges. While each citrus has a unique flavor, all possess sweet and tart elements that make them fun (and tasty) to work with in the kitchen. In Sweet and Tart: 70 Irresistible Recipes with Citrus, you’ll find plenty of ... Read More »

A Jewish Baker’s Pastry Secrets

A Jewish Baker's Pastry Secrets

Every bakery has their specialties. For many bakeries these days, those signature recipes include classic American baked goods, such as drop cookies, cupcakes and layer cakes. There are many more traditional bakeries out there that are still in touch with their immigrant roots and serve up specialties that are even more beloved than that cream-filled cupcake. In A Jewish Baker’s Pastry Secrets: Recipes from a ... Read More »

Milk Bar Life

Milk Bar Life

Pastry Chef Christina Tosi has been on something of a rise to prominence over the pasty couple of years. As the head of Momofuku Milk Bar in New York City, the chef has found lots of fans of her desserts and has received plenty of acclaim from the food media. She has also been popping up on food tv shows on a regular basis and ... Read More »

Donna Bell’s Bake Shop

Donna Bell's Bake Shop

Fans of the hit show NCIS will immediately recognize the face of Pauley Perrette on the cover of Donna Bell’s Bake Shop: Recipes and Stories of Family, Friends, and Food. She plays forensic analyst Abby Sciuto on the show – but what you may not know is that she also owns a popular bakery in New York with her two best friends. Donna Bell’s Bake ... Read More »

The Art of Making Gelato

The Art of Making Gelato

Ice cream’s Italian counterpart, gelato, is just one more delicious frozen dessert to enjoy during the summer. While gelato shops – with their large display cases stocked with dozens of flavors – are fun to visit, you can learn to make all your favorite flavors without having top hop in the car, so you can eat like an Italian any time. In The Art of ... Read More »

Mug Cakes: 40 Speedy Cakes to Make in a Microwave

Mug Cakes: 40 Speedy Cakes to Make in a Microwave

Mug cakes are not substitute for oven-baked cakes when you want to make an especially impressive dessert or need to bake for a crowd. Mug cakes are perfect when you want to treat yourself to a little something special without devoting a lot of time or resources to it – and when you want to do it quickly. These little cakes are baked in mugs ... Read More »

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