Baking from the Heart Cookbook

America's best bakers share cherished baking recipes in the Baking from the Heart Cookbook by Michael J. Rosen. 


Format: Hardcover, 296 pages 

Copyright: 2004 

Publisher: Broadway Books 

Author: Michael J. Rosen 

ISBN: 9780767916394

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Description: More than any other kind of cooking, baking is about heirlooms: recipes handed down either on actual recipe cards or from the memories of someone who cooked alongside someone else who measured by handfuls or added water to a dough until "it just feels right."

How often sweets are bound up in our emotional life: They're how we reward ourselves or our children, how we celebrate and symbolize holidays and anniversaries, how we honor guests and welcome travelers, how we unwind after a day's tumult or settle into an evening at home.

So often our baking is about capturing familiar tastes, textures, and aromas, partly because great baking requires skill and science rather than experimentation. But as you read the stories that accompany these recipes, you'll hear the greater reason, the refrain of longing, of savoring, of cherishing childhood favorites and traditional treats that informed the character of these bakers' families and homes. It's almost as though baking hints at our identities, permitting us to feel a little proud, a little proprietary, even about the way something as dear as daily bread, as profound as homemade peach pie, as heavenly as grandmother's box of holiday sweets, ought to taste. Perhaps this sense of integrity or provenance comes from the way those "primal" baked goods are imprinted upon our sense of taste.


Condition: Bookboards and interior pages are in very nice condition.

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