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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Desserts 4 Today by Abigail Johnson Dodge

Title:          Desserts 4 Today
SubTitle:    Flavorful Desserts with Just Four Ingredients
Publisher:  The Taunton Press
Pub Date:  09/07/2010
ISBN:         9781600852947
Author:      Abigail Johnson Dodge

There are 125 recipes of desserts are included in this book. What I like about it is, all of them using just four ingredients. There are mostly simple pantry ingredients, though some may be not commonly available locally. Most of the desserts are simple and easy to make, with steps clearly stated and can be finished in about 30 minutes. Another thing that I like about this book is, flavor variations and substitutions as well as dress-up options are included at the end of the recipe, so we can switch according to our own liking. However if the author can include an illustrated picture for each recipe inside this book will be perfect! As I'm the type that I prefer to see how is the food look like, before I start baking.

About the Author

What began as a love for baking at a young age, developed into a passionate and successful career for Abby Dodge. A widely respected expert in baking and cooking for both kids and adults, as well as a popular food writer, instructor and media personality, Abby has a simple mission: To streamline baking and cooking for home cooks of all ages. Stress-free strategies and simple techniques for busy people have garnered awards, rave reviews, and a loyal following for Abby, because “.. despite her serious experience, her approach is relaxed and realistic.”
—Publishers Weekly

Abby began cooking and baking as a young girl at home in New York and Connecticut. She studied in Paris at La Varenne and later worked under superstars Michel Guerard and Guy Savoy, specializing in pastry. She has held editorial posts at Parents and Woman’s Day, and has contributed to over three dozen special-interest publications focusing on baking and family cooking. Abby is currently a contributing editor at Fine Cooking, where she has been on the masthead since 1994. She founded the magazine’s test kitchen, has written and contributed to over seventy articles to date, and serves as the magazine’s guru for all things baking. Abby’s practical advice, recipes, and tips continue to be picked up by myriad consumer magazines, websites and, TV and radio programs.

Abby has written seven cookbooks:
Desserts 4 Today - Flavorful Desserts with just FOUR INGREDIENTS (September, 2010)
Around the World Cookbook, 2008 (Good Morning America Top 10 Cookbooks of 2008; Parents Choice Recommended Award 2008; Cordon d'Or Culinary Academy Award 2008)
The Weekend Baker, 2005, reprinted 2008 (Food + Wine Top Ten Cookbooks of 2004; IACP Cookbook Award Finalist)
Kids Baking, 2003 (Over 347,000 copies in print, translated into Spanish)
Williams-Sonoma Dessert, 2002 (Over 300,000 in print, translated into Spanish)
The Kid’s Cookbook, 2000 (Over 347,000 copies in print)
Great Fruit Desserts, 1997 (Translated into six languages)

Abby has contributed to four additional books:
The Joy of Cooking, 75th Anniversary Edition, 2006
Savoring America, 2002 (James Beard Award nominee; Ben Franklin Award winner)
Cookies for Christmas, 1999
The All New Joy of Cooking, 1997

Note: I receive the ARC of this book from the publisher via Net Gallery. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.


Lisa Ladrido said...

I love Net Galley! I have to get back in there. I have been so busy lately. Great review. So glad I found your blog!

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cleffairy said...

Bila mau masak kasi me some? LOL!

cheeyee said...

Lisa - Thanks for visiting!

Cleffairy - Kasi u? Yogurt and not dessert, can? LOL!

Anonymous said...

Yum!!! I have to find this book; it seems a must in any kitchen. Besides that I love dessert in any shape and form :) Love your reviews and glad to find another book enthusiast. Visiting from vB.
have a Great awesOme Day!!!

cheeyee said...

Barbara - Thanks for visiting. Hope you enjoy making the desserts in this book. :)