The must-have tome by the founding director of Food & Wine magazine’s test kitchen for cooks looking to master or simply try their hand at home-style desserts from around the world. This impressive, multi-award winning compendium includes comprehensive recipes for hundreds of classic sweets for everything from Buttermilk Silk Pie to Blintz "Souffle." Complete with extensive side notes and personal anecdotes this is as much a manual for guaranteed dessert success as it is a great read!
THE antidote to the Christmas kitchen meltdown, this life-saving festive bible covers all the bases from planning the all-important Christmas menu and creating a timetable for execution to incredible recipes for classic dishes with unique twists as well as new ideas bound to become firm family favorites.
Sheila Lukins and Julee Rosso’s tasty 1982 treatise showed that complex, cosmopolitan flavors—Chicken Marbella, Salmon Mousse, Pasta Puttanesca—could emerge from modest cooking chops. Often credited with charting the course for New American cuisine, the New York City-based catering duo introduced readers to now ubiquitous ingredients like pancetta and pesto. With a huge selection of unique, seasonal and crowd-pleasing recipes for all occasions — big, small, fancy or casual, this is every entertainer's secret weapon!
Pierre Hermé, aka The Picasso of Pastry, is a French pastry chef famous for his unique flavour combinations. After a decade working for artisanal food emporium Fauchon Paris, Hermé established his own chain of boutique bakeries – now to be found all over the world. He is the author of a whole batch of books on patisserie.
American actor Valerie Bertinelli is the best-selling author of Losing It; And Gaining My Life Back One Pound at a Time. She is also a TV cook, hosting Valerie’s Home Cooking on Food Network, and the author of cookbooks including One Dish at a Time, in which she shares favourite dishes from her Italian-American upbringing.
Chantal Coady is the founder of London chocolatier Rococo, which she established in 1983, and the first person to be awarded an OBE for Services to Chocolate. Pivotal in changing the British chocolate scene, she broke new ground with her commitment to high quality, single estate chocolate and an ethical ‘tree to bar’ approach.
The founders of Back in the Day Bakery in Savannah, Georgia, Cheryl and Griffith Day are a self-taught, husband-and-wife baking team with a passion for comforting, down-home classics. They are the authors of five bestselling cookbooks full of delicious cakes, cookies and pies.
Sallie Ann Robinson is an American cookbook author, chef, cultural historian and passionate representative of the Gullah – the African Americans of the coastal regions of Georgia and South Carolina. A native of Daufuskie Island, South Carolina, Sallie Ann is an expert on Gullah cuisine, as encapsulated in her book, Gullah Home Cooking.
Paul Bocuse (1926-2018) was an archetypal French chef, an icon of haute cuisine and a tireless champion of his country’s culinary traditions. He established his restaurant, L'Auberge du Pont de Collonges, near Lyon in 1956 and proceeded to win three Michelin stars - which the restaurant retains to this day.