The Secret Lives of Baked Goods: Sweet Stories & Recipes for America's Favorite Desserts
Have you at any point pondered where the thoughts for heating red velvet cupcakes, brownies, birthday cake, Girl Scout treats, and other pastry plans originated from? Find the history behind America's generally famous and nostalgic treats with mainstream CakeSpy blogger and self-declared "dessert criminologist" Jessie Oleson Moore. Moore has given her sweet-sleuthing aptitudes something to do revealing the entrancing accounts and most delicious plans for America's preferred desserts, including whoopee pies, chocolate chip treats, Baked Alaska, and New York cheesecake. From sentimental insights on how treats got their names to sugar-powered embarrassments, these great plans and photos are ensured to offer something to think about and leave you with a lot of space for dessert.
About the Author
Jessie Oleson is the founder of the uber-popular blog, CakeSpy.com, which bills itself as a Dessert Detective Agency dedicated to seeking sweetness (literally) in everyday life. An accomplished cake anthropologist, she documents bakery finds around the United States, conducts baking experiments, posts recipes, picks the brains of bakers and food artists in interviews, and generally explores the lure and lore of baked goods on her site. Oleson is a freelance writer and illustrator whose writing has appeared on DailyCandy.com, and she has a weekly column on Serious Eats. She has illustrated for various companies, including Microsoft, iPop, All-Mighty, Taylored Expressions, and is a regular contributor to Taste of Home. She is also the founder of CakeSpy Shop, a Seattle art boutique primarily featuring her greeting cards and artwork; she currently divides her time between the East and West coasts, and eats sweetly everywhere in-between. The author lives in Seattle, WA.
Enjoyed this book. Bought a few copies to give as gifts. The recipes are easy to make . Don't need a ton of exotic ingredients. I'm slowly working m way through the book. A lot if the recipes bring back memories of child hood favorites. Have made the animal crackers numerous times. I'm doing a cross country move and paring down this book is definitely on the save list -Down Docola
What a fun book! Jessie's baked good biographies were always one of my favorite parts of her blog, and it's so nice to have them in this yummy gorgeous book. Recipes and photos are interspersed with fun-to-read histories of beloved baked treats. Give it as a gift to your favorite baker or food history buff, or use one of the stories as a conversation starter next time you're in line for cupcakes. -Jills
The recipes are great, but I really loved the stories behind them. I am a history buff so this was perfect for me. -Ann Paris