BraveTart: Iconic American Desserts Read Online Free - From One-Bowl Devil’s Food Layer Cake to a flawless Cherry Pie that’s crisp even on the very bottom, BraveTart is a celebration of classic American desserts. Whether down-home delights like Blueberry Muffins and Glossy Fudge Brownies or supermarket mainstays such as Vanilla Wafers and Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream, your favorites are all here. These meticulously tested recipes bring an award-winning pastry chef’s expertise into your kitchen, along with advice on how to “mix it up” with over 200 customizable variations—in short, exactly what you’d expect from a cookbook penned by a senior editor at Serious Eats. Yet BraveTart is much more than a cookbook, as Stella Parks delves into the surprising stories of how our favorite desserts came to be, from chocolate chip cookies that predate the Tollhouse Inn to the prohibition-era origins of ice cream sodas and floats. With a foreword by The Food Lab’s J. Kenji López-Alt, vintage advertisements for these historical desserts, and breathtaking photography from Penny De Los Santos, BraveTart is sure to become an American classic.
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August 26, 2017
I don't usually read cookbooks, I just skim through for recipes I might like to try. This one is full of history, and the reasoning and science behind the recipes. I learned, for example, why certain flours work better than others, and why using a kitchen scale is better than a measuring cup in a...
September 25, 2017
I love Parks' writing and how much thought she puts into her recipes. I'm also convinced we could be friends :)
August 22, 2017
I discovered Stella Parks through Serious Eats after realizing that every single one of my favorite recipes was created by her. I then started following her on Instagram after seeing her photos of the creation process behind the most drool-inducing desserts. I then received this cookbook for my b...
December 25, 2017
A great book! Even vegan options.
December 21, 2017
It is that time of year when many of us want to serve up homemade sweets for family and friends, but the clock is ticking, and what are you going to do? Is it too late? No, it is not and you can trust CIA-trained, award-winning pastry chef, Stella Parks, who is Senior Editor at SeriousEats.com. S...
February 13, 2018
My husband is absolutely beside himself that he didn't know about this one in time to buy it for me for Christmas. Selfish... but kind of sweet, don't you think? I was most interested in her cookie and cake recipes; he was gaga over the reinvented American classics. There's something for everyone...
September 23, 2017
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This is the dessert cookbook I have been searching for all my life. I want to cook everything in the book!
October 23, 2017
I don't normally read cookbooks, although I have browsed my fair share of them and own way more than I need. This book is different. Yes, it is filled with hundreds of baking recipes and gorgeous photos but it is all the in-between stuff that piqued my interest. Parks delves into the rich histori...
December 01, 2017
Yes I read cookbooks and I've been hearing a lot about this one. If you like to bake, don't miss this one!
August 22, 2017