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Fall 2017 Baking Cookbook of the Month: Voting


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Fall 2017 Baking Cookbook of the Month: Voting

Caitlin McGrath | Aug 19, 2017 08:01 PM

Welcome to selection time for a collective baking endeavor to take us through September, October, and November 2017. From the nominations arose two choices, one a more compact offering, the other group of three books from one author. To see how we arrived at our choices, check the nomination thread:

CRUMB, by Ruby Tandoh:
A baking cookbook from The Great British Bakeoff contestant Ruby Tandoh, with a focus on charming, flavorful, and practical dishes that celebrate the joy of casual baking, Crumb covers a range of projects from sweet to savory--including cakes, cookies, crackers, bread, pastries, pies, tarts, and more. This is baking stripped back and enjoyed for its own sake, with recipes you’ll return to over and over again.
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This choice comprises Flo Braker's three baking books: The Simple Art of Perfect Baking, Sweet Miniatures, and Baking for All Occasions. Braker was a prolific teacher and newspaper columnist. To give a sense of her approach to teaching and writing, here is a comment from her recent obituary in the San Francisco Chronicle: "'She was so exacting in the way that she wrote her books and the way she explained baking,' said Celia Stack, owner of Omnivore Books in San Francisco. 'Whether in person or in writing, it felt like she was there holding your hand.'" For more info, you can read the whole thing here:

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HOW TO VOTE: Please vote with intention to participate (you needn't have voted to join the threads if you're later inspired). To cast your vote, click the heart on the right side of the post below that corresponds with your choice.

Voting will close at 8PM PDT/11PM EDT on Thursday, August 24.

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