Gift It – A Cook Book
December 8, 2012
“Baking is a unifying force. The smell of baking bread is the smell of sustenance and security. A bakery is an anchor – it draws a community around it. And that is one source of my desire to offer baked goods to as many people as possible, and why I’m so excited to be sharing the craft in this book.”
The tastes of childhood have always been a touchstone for Thomas Keller, and now they’ve been collected into a dazzling amalgam of American and French baked goods. You’ll find recipes for the beloved TKOs and Oh Ohs (Keller’s takes on Oreos and Hostess’s Ho Hos), plus all the French classics he fell in love with as a young chef apprenticing in Paris: the baguettes, the macarons, the mille-feuilles, the tartes aux fruits. Coauthor Sebastien Rouxel, executive pastry chef for the Thomas Keller Restaurant Group, has spent years refining his techniques. Every page offers a new lesson: a trick that assures uniformity, a subtlety that makes for a professional finish, a flash of brilliance that heightens flavor and enhances texture. The deft twists, perfectly written recipes and dazzling photographs make perfection inevitable. Hardcover; 400 pages. It’s a beautiful book and anyone would be lucky to receive such a beautiful cook book, I know I love mine (Thanks J & R).
…no one on your list a baker? There is a cook book for everyone, Beer cook books, grill cook books, meat, pasta, 20 minute meals, camping cook books, crock-pot cook books, you name it. Need a gift idea? Buy a cook book for your loved one, everybody eats and almost everyone cooks. If they don’t cook… maybe you will inspire them to with Thomas’ new book.