Pastry Love by Joanne Chang

Pastry Love is the fifth cookbook written by Joanne Chang, owner of Flour Bakery and Cafe in Boston.  It was published in 2019, and there has been a lot of buzz about it online ever since.  Deservedly so.  It’s a very impressive set of recipes, made possible by collaboration with the many bakers and pastry…

Ready for Dessert by David Lebovitz

When did I first learn about David Lebovitz?  Was it reading his blog, davidlebovitz.com, or was it seeing his ice cream book, The Perfect Scoop?  Whichever it was, it was wonderful, and I was instantly a fan.  Even after being a follower for so long, I can still get lost on his website, spending far…

The Last Course, inspiration for the baking crowd

Interesting seasonal takes on French and American classics, advice on composing desserts, and plenty of dessert…soups!  The Last Course is a great addition to the collections of more experienced pastry makers and bakers.  Written by longtime and very influential pastry chef Claudia Fleming, it has pretty pictures, a clean design, and a focus on ingredients. …