A James Beard Award-winning pastry chef aims to make baking less intimidating with a collection of 175 recipes accompanied by drawings and photos.
What could be more satisfying than presenting friends and family with a perfectly crafted homemade dessert, fresh out of the oven? Yet for many, the idea of baking is intimidating; rolling out pie dough or making a cake from scratch is akin to climbing Mount Everest. THE FEARLESS BAKER is a beginner's baking guide written to empower home cooks with spot-on advice and a cache of go-to recipes. Renowned pastry chef Emily Luchetti guides novice bakers through her amazing recipes to troubleshoot their most common pitfalls. Charming color illustrations and photographs of real-life beginning bakers in action complete the instruction, turning even the most tentative baker into a fearless one.
About the Authors
Emily Luchetti has developed a nationwide following for her innovative yet approachable dessert creations. She is executive pastry chef at Farallon and Waterbar in the San Francisco Bay Area. She has authored five successful cookbooks, and contributed to The New Joy of Cooking and The Farallon Cookbook. She won a 2004 James Beard Award for Outstanding Pastry Chef.
Lisa Weiss is a food writer and stylist whose work has appeared in such publications as Cook's Illustrated and Cooking Light. She has co-authored six cookbooks, including The Farallon Cookbook, the James Beard Award-nominated The Seventh Daughter: My Culinary Journey from Beijing to San Francisco with Cecilia Chiang, and the bestselling Complete Meat Cookbook with Bruce Aidells.
"I love the friendly, chatty tone of "The Fearless Baker"--it's like having Emily right there in your kitchen cheering you on. . . . I want to take this book home, set up camp, and bake with my kids for six months straight." Suzanne Goin, "James Beard Award-winning chef and author of "Sunday Suppers at Lucques"""
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 4th May 2011
Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
Dimensions (cm): 24.9 x 18.9 x 2.7
Weight (kg): 0.85
Edition Number: 1