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All Cakes Considered

3 Ratings: 4.3
A book by Melissa Gray

Starred Review. Turning the offices of National Public Radio into a sugar-dusted gastrolab, NPR producer Gray (of the news program All Things Considered) spent a year testing cake recipes on coworkers to find the most satisfying among them. The result … see full wiki

Author: Melissa Gray
Genre: Cooking, Food & Wine
Publisher: Chronicle Books
3 reviews about All Cakes Considered
review by . October 26, 2009
I love baking. Used to be that I did not have to worry about my cake love showing up on my hips - but that's another subject entirely!! This is one great little cookbook for those of us with cake lust! There is just enough basic "know-how" thrown in along with the first chapter that the book holds appeal for the beginning cake connoisseur as well as to more well seasoned (teehee) bakers. I hesitated about trying this book because I thought I didn't need another cook book - I was in a bit of a cook's …
review by . October 24, 2009
This cookbook is wonderful. I'm a big fan of All Things Considered, so I felt like I was getting a behind the scenes peek at the show. Now, on to the cakes.    The recipies range from the simple to the complicated and are presented in that order. I know that seems simple, but I can't recall another cookbook presenting recipes that way (at least of the 100+ I own). From the Man-Catcher Sour Cream Pound Cake to the Heaven and Hell Cake, you can start as a beginner and bake your …
review by . October 21, 2009
All Cakes Considered is a wonderful book by Melissa Gray, who works behind the scenes at NPR's All Things Considered. One day, she baked a cake based on Martha Washington's Great Cake and brought it in on a Monday, because, as Gray mentions, no one likes to work on Monday. She started a tradition that has now lasted over a year, of bringing in a different cake every Monday. No repeats and nothing dull. This tradition made her office into a community and has helped her connect with her coworkers. …
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