Pillsbury Best of the Bake-Off Cookbook

Pillsbury Best of the Bake-Off Cookbook shows off 350 recipes from America's Favorite Cooking Contest, The Pillsbury Bake-Off. Inside you''ll find all the top prize winning recipes for every occasion.

Format: Hardcover with dust jacket, 352 pages 

Copyright: 1996, First Edition 

Publisher: Clarkson Potter/Publishers 

Author: Pillsbury 

ISBN: 9780517705742

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Description: For almost fifty years, people have looked to one cooking contest for the most delicious, the most exciting and the most uniquely American recipes this country's home cooks have to offer. The Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest presents the very best of what people are cooking today for their family and friends -- for everyday dinners, special occasion desserts and mouthwatering breads. Now, for the very first time, more than 350 of the most sought after prize-winning recipes from this famed cooking contest are gathered in one book, complete with gorgeous color photographs and stories about the people and the inspiration that led to their award-winning recipes. 

But the Bake-Off Contest is about more than just baking.. . certainly dessert time has never been the same since the introduction of Magic Marshmallow Crescent Puffs, Chocolate Silk Pecan Pie and the Tunnel of Fudge Cake, which became a household name in 1966. The Bake-Off is also about wonderful savory dishes, such as Cowboy Steak 'n Veggie Soup, Grilled Chicken and Mango Corn Salad, Italian Zucchini Crescent Pie and the now-famous California Casserole, which captured the Grand Prize in 1956 and won its creator, Margaret Hatheway, a cook's tour abroad, where she introduced this most American of dishes to chefs all across Europe. 

Best of the Bake-Off Cookbook is a sweet and savory record of how American cooking has evolved over the years, illustrating how home cooks have captured their ethnic heritages in dishes adapted from their grandparents' countries to modern kitchens and busier times. 

The stories are as inspiring as the recipes themselves, from 1955 winner Rosemary Sport's prize -- a new pink range -- which provided her family with the motivation to become proud new homeowners to 1996's Grand Prize-winner, Kurt Wait, a single parent, who with the help of his son developed his $1,000,000-winning recipe Macadamia Fudge Torte. 


Condition: Good condition. 

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