Cookbook Truth

Food52 Baking: 60 Sensational Treats You Can Pull Off in a Snap by the Editors of Food52.
Ten Speed Press, 2015.  9781607748014

food52bakingI had a library patron ask me where the cookbooks were (a common question), and when I asked her if there was a particular book she wanted she told me that she reads them to help her go to sleep! (If I was as honest as she was, I would say that I read cookbooks to pretend that I am the sort of person who lives in the pristine, beautiful homes in the photographs of the finished dishes.) Food52 Baking’s desserts are all photographed on a weathered wood table straight out of a farmhouse (or a really expensive New York City apartment) complete with antique-y props. The desserts I would try to make: Cardamom Currant Snickerdoodles and Brown Sugar Shortbread. Desserts I want someone else to make for me (too complicated): Pudding Chomeur, Baked Cardamom French Toast with Syrupy Meyer Lemons, and Hippie Crispy Treats.