Baking/Desserts

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“an intricate love letter to the joys of baking breads the way they were originally meant to taste.”

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“Just about anything worth knowing about chocolate can be found in Valrhona’s new Encyclopedia of Chocolate: Essential Recipes and Techniques.”

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“By educating and inspiring you, Pierre Marcolini is doing a great service to the blossoming bean to bar chocolate movement.”

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“bakers can find months of inspiration and experimentation, from cocktails to dessert, in this cookie collection.”

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To open the pages of Golden is to be immediately confronted with a dilemma: Keep reading or race to the kitchen?

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“for confident cooks who can spot when a recipe might go awry, Biscuit Head provides good inspiration for updated Southern classics.”

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“Classic German Baking lives up to its name—and will be a classic itself.”

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“bakers of all ages will enjoy this 72-page dessert extravaganza . . .”

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It’s hard to slam a book whose authors really, really want readers to like them.

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“In an uncertain, overstressed world, full flavor + comfort seems an ideal combination.”

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“nothing too exotic, but with just enough of a twist to keep bakers and breakfast-eaters happy.”

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“Intimidating but hardly impossible, these recipes put an exclamation mark on Pie It Forward’s case for the demise of cupcakes.”

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“Fifty dollars for a book as hideously edited/translated as this one? What an insult to readers.

Gorgeous. Unwieldy. Riddled with errors.

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“Once you start, it may be hard to stop. Even a first skim through the book will likely lead to many pages marked for further testing . . .

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“With the idea of writing a book for the ultimate cookie swap—one with perfect, cheflike confections—Tracey Zabar began hitting up mostly New York chefs and bakers for their best recipes.

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Maya Angelou’s lovely books usually reside on our bedside tables, yet this is one you’ll keep close at hand in the kitchen.

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While she was the pastry chef at The French Laundry, Claire Clark wrote Indulge in 2007; now released in paperback, the book remains a must-have.

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Would you like some sugar with your sugar? If so, Dulce is the book for you. This is a book that more than lives up to its name.

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Can a cook’s shelves hold too many ice cream books? Not with summer looming, and not if there’s still space for The Ciao Bella Book.