There are good desserts and there are great desserts--and then, there are genius desserts. Genius Desserts is the book that will transform the way you bake, with the answers for every moment that needs a sweet (so...every moment!)- When you're not a baker, but you need the birthday cake. When you've tried every chocolate mousse, but haven't found one that sticks. When you're short on time and want your efforts in the kitchen to count.
KRISTEN MIGLORE is the creative director at Food52. She abandoned a career in economics in 2007 to pursue a master's degree in food studies from New York University and a culinary degree from the Institute of Culinary Education. Her writing has since been published in The Wall Street Journal, Saveur, and The Atlantic, and she was nominated for a James Beard Award for Food52's Genius Recipes column in 2014. The column led to the Genius Recipes cookbook in 2015, which won an IACP award in 2016 and became a New York Times bestseller. She lives in Brooklyn, and usually has a pastry in her purse. FOOD52 is a groundbreaking online kitchen and home destination. Founded by Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs--two authors and opinionated home cooks who formerly worked for the New York Times--the company celebrates home cooks, giving them everything they need in one place. That includes smart and entertaining stories about cooking and home, over 70,000 recipes, a cooking hotline, a suite of cookbooks, a shop with everything from stunning tabletop goods to the trustiest pan, and a million-strong community of fellow talented and curious cooks.
For the baker looking for a sure thing with every turn of the page
-- New York Times
Food52's creative director Miglore delivers a solid collection of proven, must-have recipes for an array of desserts. The recipes are sourced from such expert bakers as Rose Levy Beranbaum and Stella Parks, and such chefs as J. Kenji Lopez-Alt and then tested in the Food52 kitchens. The result is a cookbook that will become a go-to for enthusiastic bakers.
--Publishers Weekly It functions like a treasure hunt, with lovely things casually lurking within the pages ... smart, delicious, understated and, yes, genius.
--Los Angeles Times "When I first got this book in the mail and opened it up, the gorgeousness of it... made me pin myself to the couch for a minute and just go page by page."
--Evan Kleiman, Good Food True to the name, the latest sweets-focused book in Food52's Genius Recipes series is a collection of gems.
--Departures.com Consider this the indispensable baking guide, filled with all the clever hacks... you've been searching for.
--Jessica Yadegaran, Mercury News Praise for Genius Recipes "Genius Recipes is the hands-down winner of the dog-eared page contest -- because it instantly dismisses what might be the most important question asked by a cook confronting a new recipe. Namely, will this work? Of course it will."
--Jenny Rosenstrach, New York Times "This is my new favorite cookbook."
--Michael Ruhlman "I haven't been so delighted by a recipe in ages, or been so rewarded for trusting an author."
--Tejal Rao, Bloomberg "In book version, Genius Recipes reads like an epic, culinary "best of" boxed set of recipes--the kind you'd actually make."
--Jenni Avins, Quartz