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October 11, 2016

Some of my earliest food memories revolve around the smell and taste of the fresh yeast bread my Polish grandmother would bake in her small apartment kitchen in Michigan…for me, there is no more comforting aroma than that of freshly-baked bread. In a sort of alchemy, humble ingredients are t...

August 30, 2016

Hot Bread Kitchen, based in NYC, builds lasting economic security for low-income, immigrant and minority individuals by creating pathways to professional opportunities in the culinary industry. 67% of their operating budget is funded through the sale of multi-ethnic breads and rental of comm...

July 6, 2016

If you’re a serious home baker, you need to have the King Arthur Flour Baker’s Companion in your collection. Containing foolproof recipes, step-by-step guides, delicious variations, and numerous illustrations, it will walk you through simple baked goods such as pancakes to homemade pie crust...

June 18, 2016

Has finally been demystified in the lighthearted (and uber-delicious) "The Book of Buns" by Jane Mason, the author of All You Knead Is Bread: Over 50 Recipes from Around the World to Bake & Share. Hint: it's not the gym. From page 9: "If you want firm buns, go to the gym. The joy of buns is...

June 18, 2016

I'm fairly new to gluten-free (GF) cooking and baking, although I've checked out several GF cookbooks from the library the last couple of years. I recently entered the world of GF baking with Nosh on This: Gluten-Free Baking from a Jewish-American Kitchen, which served as an excellent primer...

April 11, 2016

I previously reviewed Dahlia Abraham-Klein’s Silk Road Vegetarian: Vegan, Vegetarian and Gluten Free Recipes for the Mindful Cook [Vegetarian Cookbook, 101 Recipes] for Amazon, and loved the blend of Middle Eastern and Central Asian flavors; low-fat and full of flavor, there are also many gl...

March 22, 2015

Lesley Stowe, the creator of one of my favorite snacks Raincoast Crisps, is also a Paris-trained chef who has published several successful cookbooks as well as sharing her tips for cooking and entertaining on shows like Entertainment Tonight Canada and CTV Morning Live. After returning to Va...

November 18, 2014

Johnny Iuzzini, winner of the James Beard Award for Outstanding Pastry Chef and recognized as one of the 10 Most Influential Pastry Chefs in America by Forbes, delivers a home run with his second cookbook. "Sugar Rush" (with an introduction by Dorie Greenspan) is a fantastic primer for all a...

September 14, 2013

Bev Shaffer's "Chocolate Desserts to Die For!" (the fourth book in her "To Die For!" series), features more than a hundred recipes for chocolate-infused baked goods, confections, puddings, frozen desserts and drinks rounded out with chocolate trivia, tips, tastings and emerging trends. As if...

March 16, 2013

Much like its predecessor Scandinavian Classic Baking, "Scandinavian Classic Desserts" will open up your kitchen to the tastes and smells of Scandinavia, a journey that will include cardamom-scented pound cakes, creamy baked puddings, jewel-like cookies and mini-tarts, and a variety of desse...

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