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Sugar and Spice
Dessert with worldly influence would be the best way to describe Sugar and Spice, with scrumptious spins on dessert classics as well as traditional flavours from far away places. While the photography alone provides ample inspiration for these full-flavoured desserts, the miriad of combinations, tastes, colours, and textures will have you eagerly leafing through the pages of this unputdownable book! Hardcover, 287 pp. $39.90.
Thomas Keller, author of 4 other cookbooks, 6 restaurants and the only American-born chef to receive multiple three-star ratings by the Michelin Guide, has been a recipient of numerous awards and honors for his contribution to the culinary arts and for his cookbooks. Bouchon Bakery is an astonishing collection of dazzling photographs and perfectly written recipes that you can make at home. Every recipe teaches, expanding one's knowledge, enriching one's experience, and refining one's technique ranging from the very simple, to complex... with the brilliant guidance of three exceptional chefs: Thomas Keller, Sebastien Rouxel, and Matthew McDonald. Hardcover, $58.95.
The Great British Bake Off
To transform really good recipes into eye-catching bakes, you don't need professional levels of skill, nor hours of time. Just a host of brilliant recipes together with ingeniously simple styling secrets and decorating tips. Filled with basic recipes, tips and templates, tons of photos, and easy to read instructions this book is great whether you want a quick, everyday recipe or something special for a party. Hardcover, 319 pp. $37.95.
Perfect Wedding Favors
Perfect Wedding Favors includes 28 recipes for adorable treats, all beautifully photographed to offer inspiring presentation ideas. Whatever your theme, budget, or personal taste you will find a wedding favor that is the perfect way to say 'thank you' on your big day. Hardcover, 63 pp. $19.95.
The Meatloaf Bakery Cookbook
Make every meal memorable with The Mealoaf Bakery's tasty creations! With bakery-inspired savory treats like Chili Chili Bang Bang, topped with a layer of Cheesy Cornbread, Loafer Pops, and the mouthwatering dish that started it all - The Mother Loaf, these delightful dishes will be everyone's favourite in no time! Hardcover, $20.99.
Tart It Up
Eric Lanlard is an award winning Master Patissier, and has earned himself an international reputation for superlative baked creations for an impressive A-list clientele. His recipes include classics with a twist using deliciously imaginative flavor combinations. Eric shares his professional expertise and provides step-by-step instructions for making every type of pastry, and there is a wealth of helpful baking hints to gaurantee your success every time. Hardcover, 176 pp. $21.99.
Matt Lewis & Renato Poliafito
Matt Lewis and Renato Poliafito's beloved bakery and sweets - sold in stores across the country - have garnered major critical acclaim. This book includes the best of the best: seventy-five new recipes built around Lewis and Poliafito's ten favourite ingredients. Peanut butter, lemon and lime, caramel, booze, pumpkin, malted milk powder, cinnamon, cheese, chocolate and banana. Hardcover, 223 pp. $37.50.
The Seasonal Baker
A veteran of Martha Stewart Omnimedia and the kitchens of restaurants such as Le Bernardin and the Four Seasons, John Barricelli previously wrote The SoNo Baking Company Cookbook. As the title suggests, The Seasonal Baker's recipes, both sweet and savory, rely on fruits and vegetables at their best and fresheset. Color photos, Hardcover, 288 pp. $41.00.
A mouth-watering selection of traditional and modern baked treats. Fruity musli bread, pumpkin, cheese and sage muffins, and irresistible redcurrant mazarin tart or upside-down blueberry and elderflower cake - perfect for summer entertaining! Hardcover, 223 pp. $39.99.
Grace's Sweet Life
Grace Massa Langlois
Full of new classics and old family recipes, Grace's Sweet Life is full of decadent Italian desserts, beautiful enough to serve at a banquet and easy enough to make any day of the week. Try the delightful Celletti cookies or the Raspberry and White Chocolate Millefoglie. Softcover, 200 pp. $20.95.
The Back in the Day Cookbook
Cheryl Day & Griffith Day
Just think of Cheryl and Griffith Day as the Jane and Michael Stern of the 21st century. Rather than travelling the USA to find taste treats from the past they create them in their Savannah, Georgia bakery. Cheryl turned her back on life as a Soul Train dancer to bring the general public sweet potato pie, peach cobbler muffins, brownies, and marshmallows. Griffith is the master of bread and savories. Color photos. Hardcover, 260 pp. $29.95.
Everyday Raw Desserts
Simply because raw foodists can't apply heat does not mean that they cannot enjoy something sweet! For the raw foodist, Everyday Raw Desserts is indispensible. It starts with the basics of raw dessert cookery and builds off of them, creating desserts that are delicious for even those who think that they prefer heat applied to their end of meal treat. Softcover, 142 pp. $22.99.
Rebecca Miller FFrench
Here is a preserving book of a different type. This one is all about safeguardinng family tradition. Each of these heritage dessert recipes come with a story -- some from the author's family,m some from other families. Rebecca FFrench has included instructions for preserving your own family's culinary history. Color photos. Hardcover, $26.95.
Sinfully Easy Delicious Desserts
How beautiful this book is to a fan of sweets and desserts! Lovely photography and the wonderful range of gourmet recipes are what define Alice Medrich, author of Chewy Gooey Crispy Crunchy Melt-in-your-Mouth Cookies, as a true artist. Try something different like the Tahitian Vanilla Tart with Winter Cherry Compote or go with an updated classic Cocoa Brownies with Walnuts and Brown Butter. Softcover, 288 pp. $29.95.
The Sugar Cube
Food trucks are certainly no longer devoted solely to poutine and hamburgers. In her charming book, Kir Jensen brings us into her fourteen by eight foot food truck. From this tiny space, she serves Toasted Coconut Panna Cotta, Rhubarb Meringue Pie and Chocolate Panini to sweet-toothed patrons. Colour Photos. Hardcover, 143 pp. $27.95.
Pastry The Complete art of Pastry Making
Filled with step-by-step photos, Pastry is an excellent beginners' baking book since it covers many types of doughs and batters for both sweet and savory baked goods. Since it is a British book, it offers the perfect excuse to invest in a set of scales. Softcover, 256 pp. $19.99.
Classic Artisan Baking
Let the sweet scents of the British countryside fill your home. Julian Day, one of the head bakers/managers of Meg Rivers Cakes, gives us a sneek peek of some wonderful recipes inspired by Meg Rivers Cakes, allowing us a moment of pause over the artisanship of these traditional baked beauties. Care for some Dundee Cake or some Hokey Pokey Biscuits? Hardcover, 143 pp.
Les Petits Macarons
Kathryn Gordon & Anne E. McBride
In a world seemingly awash with all things macaron, this small yet nicely hefty book offers two things which sets it apart. The first is excellent step-by-step photos for the different methods of making macarons--French vs Italian meringue. Secondly, it has a broad range of fillings. Foie Gras with black currant gastrique, maple bacon bourbon, and duck confit with port and fig are some of the unusual savory options. Hardcover, 270 pp. $21.00.
Sticky Fingers' Sweets
Sticky Fingers' Sweets features 100 scrumptious desserrts and treats from the popular Washington, D.C. bakery. Flipping through the list of recipes and the pictures, no one would ever guess that these are from a vegan bakery. Pointers on ingredients and methods accompany these classics with a twist. Hardcover, 288 pp. $29.00.
Leon Baking and Pudding
If you ever need a heads up on flours, a tear out measurement conversion chart, a tool breakdown or a small encyclopedia on sweeteners, not to mention a fantastic array of delicious dessert recipes, you should take a look at Leon's latest book Baking and Pudding. This book is organized into types of desserts, so if you are in the mood for a Baked Alaska, flip to meringues and be swept away by the results. Hardcover, 300 pp. $39.95.
Macarons were the fad sweet that appealed to our sophisticated side. Marshmallows, on the other hand, bring out the kid in every adult. In this book, there are so many flavors with which to indulge that inner child: sea salt caramel swirl, maple bacon, pineapple rosemary, margarita, creme de menthe, key lime. There are also marshmallow based recipes such as blonde rocky road and minty mallow cookie sandwiches. Hardcover, 92 pp. $18.95.
Back To Baking
A very simple and elegant book with detailed instuctions and side notes to help the baker stay on track. The book contains mouthwatering pictures to shoot for and to provide exemplars. Anna provides basic baking tips to give you the best results. Hardcover, 330 pp.
Short & Sweet
There is no excuse for serving store-bought desserts anymore. In under 30 minutes you can whip up raspberries in chantilly cream, warm mocha truffle cakes, or country apple tart. With Barnard’s list of basic ingredients on hand— eg. almond paste, graham cracker crumbs, dried fruit—you need never be caught with nothing for dessert. Colour photos. Softcover, 238 pp. $19.95.
Desserts from the Famous Loveless Cafe
The Loveless Cafe in Nashville has been a visitor's landmark for fantastic desserts and sweets. Now you can prepare your favorite recipes in the comfort of your own kitchen. True deep South recipes include Red Velvet Cake and rich, deep chocolate pudding so thick you can stand a spoon up in it! It's true when they say that Southerners are magicians of sweetness and Loveless Cafe is no exception! Hardcover, 220 pp. $28.95.
Dolci: Italy's Sweets
The topic of Italian sweets is one area of this popular cuisine that has not been over written already. This collection of regional Italian desserts embraces both the familiar,such as tiramisu, and the more obscure such as chocolate eggplant, eggplant layered with ricotta and chocolate. As a food historian, author Francine Segan provides fascinating notes about the desserts and customs surrounding their consumption. Colour photos. Hardcover, 208 pp. $40.00.
The Butch Bakery Cookbook
How men have changed over the past three decades. Back then, real men did not make, or even eat, quiche. Now they not only bake and eat quiche, they make cupcakes -- and decorate them with bacon. Each of these cupcake recipes incorporates a baking lesson. There is also spaces for notes and comments after each. Color photos. Hardcover, 192 pp. $23.99.
Bake me I'm Yours...Christmas
Though tiny, this book packs a lot of information--everything from basic holiday recipes to what decorating equipment to have and how to use it.In fact, it provides a primer on decorating with instructions on chocolate, sugarpaste,royal icing, and buttercream. Color photos. Hardcover, 121 pp. $15.99.
Baking Made Easy
Simple dessert recipes that take the stress out of baking at home. For the nervous baker, no long, complicated recipes here! Just straight up solid dessert cookery. Hardcover, 239 pp. $39.95.
Classic American favorites co-mingle with creative, original desserts in this all-encompassing baked good book. Featuring recipes such as the ever-popular Peanut Butter Cookie (complete with marking made by the tines of a fork; just like used to do!) and puffy, light-as-air potato rolls, this is definitely a book one should turn to in search of traditional, childhood flavors. Hardcover, 511 pp. $54.00.
Bake Something Great!
400 recipes for every bar, square and cookie you can think of! Jill Snider shares a humongous repertoire of delectable desserts that are a snap to whip up and taste like they took all day. The binder format allows the book to lay flat on the counter, because baking is a two-hand type of thing, and we just can't have you wrestling with a book that won't stay open, can we? Binder, 480 pp. $29.95.
Meg Ray & Leslie Jonath
Mirroring it's namesake bakery in San Francisco, Miette screams "fun" at the top of it's lungs from it's innovative and whimsical recipes to the scalloped edges of the physical pages. From chewy caramels to multi-tiered cakes, a well-rounded spectrum of the pastry arts are available for your dining pleasure! Hardcover, 223 pp. $29.95.
Baking Artisan Pastries and Breads
For those who learn best when shown first hand, this book comes with a dvd that accompanies recipes to provide visual aid. Learn to make traditional pastries and breads with the ease and grace of a true baker. Softcover, 176 pp. $31.99.
Emily Luchetti & Lisa Weiss
While we are big fans of Luchetti (Stars Desserts) we were somewhat disappointed in this rather basic book. That said if you are new to baking this will help dispel any phobias of doughs, batters and the like. You will be an experienced baker in no time. Hardcover, 288 pp. $32.99.
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