The newest book from veteran baker Greg Patent is a beautiful compendium of the kind of baking that goes on in immigrant homes of America. The recipes in A Baker’s Odyssey are from 60 home cooks who have immigrated to the United States from more than 30 countries, bringing with them recipes like Turkish almond cookies and Italian zeppole. Patent also offers insights into the cultural significance of the recipes, both in their countries of origin and here. This book reminds us that the beauty of America’s culture comes from the people who have left their countries but not their traditions.
A Baker’s Odyssey, $34.95