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Summer 2016 Baking/Dessert Cookbook of the Month Voting

Caitlin McGrath | May 18, 201606:06 PM

Welcome to the voting thread for Summer 2016 Baking/Dessert COTM, covering June, July, and August of this year. We'll choose between a book focused on homey baking with seasonal fruit, and one featuring simple techniques for making new and classic Italian desserts.

RUSTIC FRUIT DESSERTS: CRUMBLES, BUCKLES, PANDOWDIES, AND MORE, by Cory Schreiber and Julie Richardson: "In Rustic Fruit Desserts, each season’s bounty inspires unique ways to showcase the distinct flavor combinations that appear fleetingly. James Beard Award—winning chef Cory Schreiber teams up with Julie Richardson, owner of Portland’s Baker & Spice, to showcase the freshest fruit available amidst a repertoire of satisfying old-timey fruit desserts, including crumbles, crisps, buckles, and pies. Whether you’re searching for the perfect ending to a sit-down dinner party or a delicious sweet to wrap up any night of the week, these broadly appealing and easy-to-prepare classics will become family favorites."

DOLCE ITALIANO: DESSERTS FROM THE BABBO KITCHEN, by Gina DePalma: "'Follow the seasons. Keep the flavors pure and straightforward. Use proper yet simple techniques.' Applying this aesthetic to the Italian tradition, Gina DePalma has created a cookbook of the desserts that have wowed diners at Babbo ... From her exciting imagination spring desserts such as Sesame and White Corn Biscotti, Little Grappa Soaked Spongecakes, and Chocolate and Tangerine Semifreddo. Recipes for classics like Cassata alla Siciliana join new interpretations of traditional desserts such as White Peach and Prosecco Gelatina. More than just a cookbook, Dolce Italiano reveals the ten ingredients you need to know to make Italian desserts, along with wine pairings to accompany the recipes. Never before has a cookbook given home cooks a chance to experience the full variety and subtlety of Italian desserts."

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To vote for a selection, please click the heart to the right of the book name in its respective post below. Voting will end on MONDAY, MAY 23 at 5 PM PDT/8 PM EDT.

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