Oct 9, 2011 — What's the oldest known dessert? According to a new book by author Michael Krondl, it's a fruitcake-like recipe from ancient Mesopotamia. India gave the world refined sugar — and doughnuts fried in sacred ghee. Krondl leads a sweet journey through the history of dessert.
Dec 3, 2010 — Librarian Nancy Pearl loves reading about other people's lives. And while an unappreciative therapist might call that a predilection toward snooping, it won't stop her from gravitating to the memoir section of the bookstore. Here, for your own vicarious pleasure, are some of her favorites.
Jun 20, 2010 — This year has yielded a bumper crop of cookbooks for the farmers market regular. Food writer T. Susan Chang has sorted through this bounty to come up with an armload of recommendations — as well as a score of great summer recipes — for the locavore in your life.
Nov 24, 2009 — Karen DeMasco and Mindy Fox's recipe for Gingerbread Cupcakes with Candied Ginger from The Craft of Baking: Cakes, Cookies, and Other Sweets with Ideas for Inventing Your Own.
Nov 24, 2009 — Karen DeMasco and Mindy Fox's recipe for Crisp Honey Grahams from The Craft of Baking
Jul 12, 2009 — Nearly 10 years ago, Sarah Magid became obsessed with all things sweet: cakes, cookies, candy. Her book, Organic and Chic is intended as a healthy and organic take on junk food.
Nov 19, 2008 — These decadent baked goods, though familiar, revel in scents and tastes slightly unexpected.
Nov 13, 2008 — The recipes in Baked are, if not always alcoholic, uniformly intoxicating.
Jan 27, 2008 — Greg Patent hunted down the secrets of ethnic baking in more than 30 nations. His new book, A Baker's Odyssey, collects recipes for the delectable treats, with insights into their culinary history and cultural significance.
Nov 28, 2007 — This year's cookbooks are all about the seasonings — and honing basic kitchen skills, writes T. Susan Chang. The 2007 cookbook shelf has a stylish gift idea for everybody, from your grill-crazy carnivore of an uncle to your vegan massage therapist.