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The Joys of Baking: Recipes and Stories for a Sweet Life (Hardcover)
Baking One's Way Through a Sweet Life, with Great Recipes
Author Samantha Seneviratne believes that every baking project begins with a spark-a desire, a craving, a memory, or a feeling-and through baking that spark is made real. Inspired by the gumption and charm of the classic, bestselling cookbook The Joy of Cooking, this cookbook focuses on the joys that make up everyday life and 75 ways to bake yourself back up when you feel like you've hit the bottom. Each chapter explores one of five themes and provides recipes paired with touching, humorous, and thoughtful essays and beautiful photos throughout.
- Chocolate Cardamom Swirl Babka
- Apricot Frangipange Phyllo Tart
- Nectarine Galette with Sour Cherry Jam
- Strawberry Rhubarb Cake with Bay and Orange
- Coffee Crème Bundt Cake
About the Author
Samantha Seneviratne is the author of The New Sugar and Spice, nominated for a 2016 James Beard Award, and Gluten-Free for Good. A frequent contributor to the New York Times and Food52, she has been an editor at Martha Stewart's Everyday Food, Fine Cooking, and Good Housekeeping, and her blog Love, Cake was a finalist at the 2015 Saveur Awards. Sam lives in Brooklyn with her son Artie.
The Joys of
Baking is a sweet meditation on why we bake, on how what we make with our hands
changes us, soothes, comforts and inspires us. Sam's generously personal
stories and the collection of recipes she braids into them encourage us to
bake, to pay attention as we stir and knead, and to reap each of the many
pleasures she describes. The book is a delight.—Dorie Greenspan, award-winning author of Everyday Dorie and Dorie's Cookies
Joys of Baking bursts with ripe fruits and berries, dark, bittersweet
chocolate, buttery tarts, whole grains, and creamy custards - in short,
all of my favorite things to bake... and eat! Sprinkled with personal stories,
Samantha Seneviratne's gorgeously photographed cookbook will fill anyone's
sweet spot.—David Lebovitz, author of My Paris Kitchen and The Perfect Scoop
"It's not just the glorious recipes, it's her personal stories too--Sam shares her passion for baking and the physical and emotional benefits of baking."—-MarthaStewart.com
"Samantha covers a lot of ground - cookies, cakes, breads, pies - making this a lovely gift for a baker looking to discover new things."—-FoodNetwork.com
"Seneviratne interweaves the personal with the practical, often poetically, to show us how a simple baking project can help us find "joys, plural" even - and perhaps especially - when life gets messy."—-The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Bookmark Contest -now through May 31st
Every year during the month of May we have a summer bookmark contest. Kids and adults design a bookmark of a book they love. We have guest judges choose a winner and runner-up in each of five categories/age groups - then we print 100 each of the winning bookmarks.
The five winners get a $25 gift certificate to Byrd's Books and 25 of their bookmark to give away. We keep the rest. Honorable mentions get a $10 gift certificate.
We use our copies of the bookmarks to give out all summer long!
We are going to start the contest now and go through the month of May, so you have plenty of time. There is one submission per person, and teachers may use them with students, we just need the completed entries by May 31st. Instructions for submitting them are on the entry form. We cannot wait to see your favorite books in art!