Every once in a while, a cookbook comes along that simply knocks me out. Their book is filled with wonderful tips about life and baking but what inspires me most is that I want to make every single recipe in this book! – Ina Garten
"Everything in generosity" is the motto of Zoe Nathan, the big-hearted baker behind Santa Monica's favorite neighborhood bakery and breakfast spot, Huckleberry Bakery & Café. This irresistible cookbook collects more than 115 recipes and more than 150 color photographs, including how-to sequences for mastering basics such as flaky dough and lining a cake pan. Huckleberry's recipes span from sweet (rustic cakes, muffins, and scones) to savory (hot cereals, biscuits, and quiche). True to the healthful spirit of Los Angeles, these recipes feature whole-grain flours, sesame and flax seeds, fresh fruits and vegetables, natural sugars, and gluten-free and vegan options—and they always lead with deliciousness. For bakers and all-day brunchers, Huckleberry will become the cookbook to reach for whenever the craving for big flavor strikes.
|Publisher:||Chronicle Books LLC|
|Product dimensions:||8.25(w) x 10.25(h) x 1.25(d)|
About the Author
Zoe Nathan and Josh Loeb are the Santa Monica–based wife-and-husband team who own and operate Huckleberry Bakery & Café, Milo & Olive, Sweet Rose Creamery, and Rustic Canyon.
Matt Armendariz is a Los Angeles–based photographer.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I first read a review/recommendation of this book by Ina Garten, my favorite chef (I have every book she has written) I don't remember her ever recommend a book before so I thought it must be wonderful. So I bought it then i read some of the reviews. Not very good. The cover is captivating, I could cut a piece of this bread immediately and have it with a cup of tea. The first recipe I made the ingredients were off and I had to scrap it. I don't know if i will ever use this recipe book again unless the author submits corrections in its measurements. Also strangely enough the pages were made of a different kind of paper. the two stars is for the cover and the recipe index if you can make them without error.
So far so good, there's a lot of great looking and sounding recipes but a lot of them have a ton of ingredients and it makes making one quickly kind of hard.
Maybe it's because the recipes in this book are so flexible (the author encourages you to get creative!) or the emphasis on fresh ingredients, but my family loves this book. Spending the time together on a recipe is worth it, and the recipes & aromas transform your home. The recipes are complex at times but always straightforward. A+ from us.