If you read my baking roundup in December, you might have noted that I gushed briefly about Alice Medrich's newest cookbook but promised a longer followup. Here it is, my review of her latest cookbook, Flavor Flours: A New Way to Bake with Teff, Buckwheat, Sorghum, Other Whole & Ancient Grains, Nuts & Non-Wheat Flours .(more…)
December 18th, 2014 · 26 Comments · Cookbooks, Reviews
It was tough narrowing my list of favorite cookbooks for this post - every year I say it's a banner year for cookbooks, but I guess every year I keep finding more books that need a spot on my shelf! What made me really happy this year was that quite a few of my favorite authors have new works out, ones that are very worthy contributions to the baking cookbook canon and definitely worth me doing some serious reorganization to fit these new gems in. If you haven't finished your list to Santa, I have quite a few last addition for you to consider!
Disclosure: the following links in the post are Amazon affiliate links. I receive a small commission if you purchase anything through the links. Thanks for your support of Dessert First!(more…)
November 18th, 2014 · 27 Comments · Cookbooks, My Books, Personal
I am so very excited to finally be sharing this news with you all: my third cookbook will be coming out next March!
The name of the book is Lollipop Love, and it features 40 recipes for the original sweet on a stick.(more…)
Happy Summer! Here's a quick review of one of my latest cookbooks and a summer-ready recipe to get your weekend started:(more…)
December 20th, 2013 · 2 Comments · Cookbooks, Reviews
It’s been a tough month. I have to admit it, this hasn’t been my best holiday season. Our first trip with baby Isabelle was a 15 hour flight to Hong Kong. And while I’m not going to complain about two weeks in glamorous Hong Kong or sunny Singapore, coming home was like falling headfirst into a hurricane: house to clean and decorate for the holidays. Jetlagged baby who temporarily forgot how to put herself to sleep. Presents to wrap and cards to write. Overflowing inbox at work. Christmas travel looming just weeks away (why are Thanksgiving and Christmas so close together??). Oh yes, and did I mention my book manuscript was due the week before Christmas?