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Ready for Dessert: My Best Recipes

2 Ratings: 5.0
A book by David Lebovitz

Starred Review. An elegantly-composed collection of classics and contemporary riffs, former Chez Panisse pastry chef David Lebovitz's (The Perfect Scoop) latest effort hits the sweet spot. Artfully balancing accessible recipes for novices (the simple … see full wiki

Author: David Lebovitz
Genre: Cooking, Food & Wine
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
Date Published: April 6, 2010
2 reviews about Ready for Dessert: My Best Recipes
review by . June 21, 2010
I'm not someone who cooks. When I registered for fine china, my own Mother asked me what I was going to serve on it, fast food? I love chocolate and I love dessert, so I figured that if any cookbook would tempt me to cook, this would be the one. I decided to try to bake a cake for Father's Day. Because I'm a chocolate fiend, I decided to try the Gateau Victoire, a flowerless chocolate cake!    I didn't have the stand mixer, the double boiler or the springform pan that the recipe …
review by . March 18, 2010
This is a nice, conversational cookbook. Each recipe is introduced with a paragraph on some interesting thing: is the area behind the Gare du Nord really a Hell's Angels hangout? Do Italians love cornmeal as much as Americans? What do showgirls at the Lido really think about cake? Plus things like how to make brown butter correctly and the proper peeling technique for bananas, in case you need those things.    There are also recipes here. The categories include cakes; pies, tarts, …
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