Sweetness: Delicious Baked Treats for Every Occasion

Sweetness: Delicious Baked Treats for Every Occasion

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When 27-year-old Sarah Levy opened her own pastry shop in 2004, she was barely out of college. She hails from a noted Chicago-based restaurant dynasty, but the success she's achieved has been all hers, and she's since gone on to open a second location inside Macy's. Sweetness shows how anyone can make delicious desserts and sweet snacks regardless of cooking

Overview

When 27-year-old Sarah Levy opened her own pastry shop in 2004, she was barely out of college. She hails from a noted Chicago-based restaurant dynasty, but the success she's achieved has been all hers, and she's since gone on to open a second location inside Macy's. Sweetness shows how anyone can make delicious desserts and sweet snacks regardless of cooking experience (or lack thereof) — especially younger women who may not have a lot of kitchen training, but want to have a few go-to recipes for events, gifts, or that special someone. This is the book for readers who want to learn how to make top-quality treats that will knock the socks off anyone who samples them. Levy’s warm personality, step-by-step instructions, and vibrant color photos make this the perfect addition to the bookshelf of both budding chefs and seasoned pros.

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Praise for Sarah Levy's Sweetness: Delicious Baked Treats for Every Occasion:

"Packed with tips about the most useful baking tools and the best ingredients, the book has excellent recipes." —Saveur

"Succeeds in. . . [taking] the scare factor out of sophisticated baking. If a 22-year-old could do it, you can too, right? Reaching out to 'busy city girls,' Levy's book is set up to help users 'cut to the chase and bake.'" —Chicago Tribune

"Levy's warm personality, step-by-step instructions, and vibrant color photos make this the perfect addition to the bookshelf of both budding chefs and seasoned pros." —SheKnows.com

"Sweetness is a "Sex and the City" kinda girl's guide to baking for every occasion." —Michael Nagrant, Grubstreet

"[Levy] is at the forefront of her generation as a talented, well-educated professional, an employer and someone who understands the importance of giving back to her community." —Stay Thirsty Media, Inc.

"Bake your way through Sweetness, and by the last page, you will feel as though Sarah is your new best friend." —Penny Pollack, Chicago magazine, Best Cookbooks of 2009

"She is very encouraging to the new baker throughout the book and it is very evident that she wants to invoke the confidence that her readers need to brave a new recipe or technique in the kitchen. —SatisfyMySweetTooth.com

"Extraordinarily detailed and beautifully photographed recipes from the Gold Coast pastry shop owner, ranked by level of difficulty." —Chicago Reader, Mike Sula, Chicago Reader

"Levy shares her experience, giving step by step directions to achieve a professional look at home, without too much fuss. [She] recognizes the power of pastry to start a conversation, ease a rough day, or celebrate any occasion." —Claudia Kousoula, Appetite for Books

"There's truly something for sweet tooths of every skill level in Sweetness." —Chicago Sun-Times

"Levy shares a beloved brownie recipe, with a twist, literally, of cream cheese. One problem you might have with these brownies? Waiting the few hours while they firm in the refrigerator. Congratulations if you can wait that long." —Tulsa World

"A gorgeous book that's been designed to leaven all the intimidation out of baking cakes, cookies, and other pastries." —North Shore Magazine

"The pastry chef has become something of a local celebrity, winning a Food Network Challenge for best extreme dinosaur cake, and being featured on multiple TV shows, as well as in magazines and newspapers." —CandyIndustry.com

"Sweetness is a beautifully designed book with fantastic pictures, typeface and layouts." —Whitney Merritt, Gapers Block

"[This] beautifully illustrated compendium of thoroughly 'kitchen cook friendly' snacks and desserts will prove to be a popular addition to any kitchen cookbook collection." —Midwest Book Review

"I love Sarah Levy. This savvy young business woman is as sweet and engaging as [her products]." —Barbara Glass, Chicago Now

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781572846586
Publisher:
Agate
Publication date:
04/28/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
1,060,497
File size:
8 MB

Meet the Author

Sarah Levy is the 27-year-old proprietor of Sarah's Pastries and Candies, which she opened at age 23, and which has two Chicago locations, on Oak Street and in the historic Macy's on State Street. She is a graduate of both Northwestern University and the French Pastry School of Chicago.

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Sweetness: Delicious Baked Treats for Every Occasion 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book really helped me with cooking some delightful desserts! I recommend that you get this book becssuse it has all sorts of recipes fir any kind of occadion!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love baking, I hope to get a cookbook on my nook color soon.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is good book, full of detailed instructions of how to bake. It's informative at the same time.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
very good, I had some the these recipes, but they were out dated. Well written and easy to read.
cgreer More than 1 year ago
This book has great recipes and really good ideas for decorating.
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Yumm i am felling the sweet ness
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