At Home with Magnolia: Classic American Recipes from the Owner of Magnolia Bakery

Overview

Allysa Torey’s Magnolia Bakery in New York City is the place to get all-American sweet treats, like their famous pastel frosted cupcakes. But at her country home in upstate New York, Allysa cooks a lot more than desserts. Now, in this full-color cookbook, she shares more than 90 of her favorite recipes for everyday meals—and invites you to experience the delights of country living, Allysa Torey–style.

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Overview

Allysa Torey’s Magnolia Bakery in New York City is the place to get all-American sweet treats, like their famous pastel frosted cupcakes. But at her country home in upstate New York, Allysa cooks a lot more than desserts. Now, in this full-color cookbook, she shares more than 90 of her favorite recipes for everyday meals—and invites you to experience the delights of country living, Allysa Torey–style.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Like the cupcakes Torey makes at Magnolia Bakery, this book is a cutie. Filled with Catskills farmscapes, it'll make any cook with a hankering for the country happy. Driven by seasonal ingredients, these recipes are company-worthy and easy to boot" (New York Daily News, December 17, 2007)

This cheery cookbook celebrates the timeless appeal of homemade chicken and chocolate cake on the kitchen table. Torey, owner of the Magnolia Bakery and author of The Magnolia Bakery Cookbook and More from Magnolia, has built her culinary career on simple, classic recipes. Here the focus moves away from cookies and cupcakes (recently namedropped in a Saturday Night Live sketch) to the dishes she makes in her own home in upstate New York. Colorful photographs depict Torey, her partner and collie dogs in their country-style house amid vintage textiles and tableware. Torey is a believer in fresh, seasonal eating. Her homey, elemental dishes span the seasons, from light summery Eggplant with Red and Yellow Cherry Tomato Sauce to an autumnal Butternut Squash Soup with Apple and Onion. Dinners are divided up into no-fuss "weekday" and more complicated "weekend" categories. She's also included the formulas for two of her famous cupcakes: Chocolate with Butterscotch Frosting and Orange Vanilla. Torey goes easy on the text, offering minimal instruction, but these are straightforward recipes to follow, and the result is a tasty blend of nostalgia and innovation. (Oct.) (Publishers Weekly, June 19, 2007)

Publishers Weekly
This cheery cookbook celebrates the timeless appeal of homemade chicken and chocolate cake on the kitchen table. Torey, owner of the Magnolia Bakery and author of The Magnolia Bakery Cookbook and More from Magnolia, has built her culinary career on simple, classic recipes. Here the focus moves away from cookies and cupcakes (recently namedropped in a Saturday Night Live sketch) to the dishes she makes in her own home in upstate New York. Colorful photographs depict Torey, her partner and collie dogs in their country-style house amid vintage textiles and tableware. Torey is a believer in fresh, seasonal eating. Her homey, elemental dishes span the seasons, from light summery Eggplant with Red and Yellow Cherry Tomato Sauce to an autumnal Butternut Squash Soup with Apple and Onion. Dinners are divided up into no-fuss "weekday" and more complicated "weekend" categories. She's also included the formulas for two of her famous cupcakes: Chocolate with Butterscotch Frosting and Orange Vanilla. Torey goes easy on the text, offering minimal instruction, but these are straightforward recipes to follow, and the result is a tasty blend of nostalgia and innovation. (Oct.) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Library Journal
In 1996, Appel and Torey opened Magnolia Bakery in New York City's Greenwich Village, and they are the authors of The Magnolia Bakery Cookbook. Of course, eventually they parted ways, with Appel opening her own Buttercup Bake Shop six years ago. She is also the author of an earlier Buttercup cookbook, and now she presents more of her favorite homey treats, from Peanut Butter Cheesecake to Peach Pandowdy. Recommended for larger baking collections. Torey's (More from Magnolia) new book is not a dessert collection but an eclectic selection of savory recipes ranging from contemporary dishes such as Yellow Beet, Walnut, and Gorgonzola Salad to old-fashioned classics like Chicken Kiev and Three-Can Tuna Casserole, followed by a short chapter devoted to sweets. There are color photographs throughout of both the recipes and the author at her country house in upstate New York ( la the Barefoot Contessa). Fans of Torey's bakery and earlier cookbooks may be disappointed that she has turned away from desserts here; for larger cookery collections and other libraries where her first two books have been especially popular. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471751373
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 10/16/2006
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 607,152
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

ALLYSA TOREY opened Magnolia Bakery in New York's Greenwich Villagein the summer of 1996. When she wasn't baking, Allysa could be found around town singing with her fifties jazz band, The Allysa Torey Swing Band. She is also the coauthor of The Magnolia Bakery Cookbook, and More from Magnolia. In the spring of 2002, she moved to her home in upstate New York full time to devote more time to writing and pursuing her other interests, such as gardening and cooking. She lives with her collies, Sam and Daisy.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments.

Introduction.

Starters: Appetizers and Salads.

Soups.

Lunch.

Weeknight Dinners: Meals for Every Day.

Weekend Dinners: Meals for Entertaining.

Sides and Casseroles.

Vegetables.

Desserts.

Index.

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