Jennifer Lindner McGlinn is a pastry chef, teacher, historian, and author. The former executive editor of Art Culinaire, she is a lifestyle and food writer for several Philadelphia-area magazines. She lives outside Philadelphia.
Beatrice Peltre is a Boston-based photographer.
This will surely be the go-to baking reference and inspiration for years to come.
For Jerrelle Guy, food has always been what has shaped her—her body, her character, her experiences and her palate. Growing up as the sensitive, slightly awkward child of three in a race-conscious space, she decided early on that she’d rather spend her time eating cookies and honey buns than taking on the weight of worldly issues. It helped her see that good food is the most powerful way to connect, understand and heal.
Inspired by this realization, each one of her recipes tells a story. Orange Peel Pound Cake brings back memories of summer days eating Florida oranges at Big Ma’s house, Rosketti cookies reimagine the treats her mother ate growing up in Guam, and Plaited Dukkah Bread parallels the braids worked into her hair as a child.
Jerrelle leads you on a sensual baking journey using the five senses, retelling and reinventing food memories while using ingredients that make her feel more in control and more connected to the world and the person she has become. Whole flours, less refined sugar and vegan alternatives make it easier to celebrate those sweet moments that made her who she is today.
Escape everyday life and get lost in the aromas, sounds, sights, textures and tastes of Black Girl Baking.
Chef Gail Sokol breaks down the art of baking into easy and understandable steps while encouraging home bakers to create an array of spectacular treats. Together with her delicious recipes that include photographs and links to YouTube how-to videos, Sokol delves into the science of baking, shares common sense tips, and offers lessons drawn from her own experiences. Home bakers will learn the most important ingredients in baking, the proper tools, and how to make scrumptious treats such as chocolate cream pie with brled marshmallow topping, ricotta zeppole with salted caramel sauce, chocolate babka, ice cream-filled cream puffs, and nutty praline tuiles.
Baking with Success teaches home bakers how to execute tasty desserts, have fun in the kitchen, and embark on a rewarding lifelong baking journey.
The Bread Book "...the most beautiful bread book yet published..." -- The New York Times, December 7, 2010
Tartine — A bread bible for the home or professional bread-maker, this is the book! It comes from Chad Robertson, a man many consider to be the best bread baker in the United States, and co-owner of San Francisco’s Tartine Bakery. At 5 P.M., Chad Robertson’s rugged, magnificent Tartine loaves are drawn from the oven. The bread at San Francisco's legendary Tartine Bakery sells out within an hour almost every day.
Only a handful of bakers have learned the techniques Chad Robertson has developed: To Chad Robertson, bread is the foundation of a meal, the center of daily life, and each loaf tells the story of the baker who shaped it. Chad Robertson developed his unique bread over two decades of apprenticeship with the finest artisan bakers in France and the United States, as well as experimentation in his own ovens. Readers will be astonished at how elemental it is.
Bread making the Tartine Way: Now it's your turn to make this bread with your own hands. Clear instructions and hundreds of step-by-step photos put you by Chad's side as he shows you how to make exceptional and elemental bread using just flour, water, and salt.
If you liked Tartine All Day by Elisabeth Prueitt and Flour Water Salt Yeast by Ken Forkish, you'll love Tartine Bread!