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Joy the Baker Cookbook includes everything from "Man Bait" Apple Crisp to Single Lady Pancakes to Peanut Butter Birthday Cake. Joy's philosophy is that everyone loves dessert; most people are just looking for an excuse to eat cake for breakfast.
|Product dimensions:||7.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)|
|Age Range:||18 - 12 Years|
About the Author
Joy Wilson is a self-taught cook who grew up baking with her Dad. In 2006, she started a wedding cake and wholesale baking business in L.A.. In 2008, she began the Joy the Baker blog, which was named "Best Baking Blog" by Foodbuzz in 2009, and was also nominated for "Best New Blog" in the 2009 Bloggies. In 2010, it was again nominated for a "Best Food Blog" Bloggie. It was named one of the "Top 50 Food Blogs" by The London Times. Joy is also a co-founder of On the Lamb, a roving events company that throws speakeasy parties, underground suppers, and teaches culinary classes all over Los Angeles. Along with her co-founders, she has gained a big following in Los Angeles after being featured on Daily Candy.
What People are Saying About This
When I first heard the name "Joy the Baker," I immediately felt happy and warm. I couldn't help it. And in the years I've gotten to know Joy the Personand her beautiful, warm, comforting style of foodI can say without hesitation that she absolutely lives up to her name. Joy the Baker brings joythrough her writing, through her food...and through her unabashed enthusiasm for life." Ree Drummond, author of The Pioneer Woman "Joy modestly admits that she is not a classically trained pastry chef, however, her book proves how that can actually be an advantage. Joy bakes with her complete heart and soul, writes from the gut, and makes us feel that we too can make magic in the kitchen. (Sara Kate Gillingham-Ryan, cookbook author and creator of TheKitchn)
Joy is what made me want to bake. Stumbling on her blog was one of the luckiest and most inspirational things that has happened to me. Not only does she have recipes that could kill a man or woman (in the this-is-so-delicious-I-can-die-now way), she also is brilliantly funny and her insight and commentary on life is incredible. She's an insanely talented writer and an even better baker. To put it simply, she's the best ever, and I love her like crazy. The fact that I get to declare that to the world in her incredible cookbook is, to be completely earnestly cheesy, just icing on the cake. (Emma Stone, actress)
The best thing would be to have Joy the Baker *actually* bake all these things with you in your kitchen. The next best thing is reading her book, written with the exact same charming, hilarious in-person style that makes you feel like she's right there with you, sharing the recipes that come from her heart and soul. (Sarah Gim, TasteSpotting)
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The recipes seem delightful, however, major problems with the nook version are so troubling that it makes following the recipes difficult. Pages freeze in place, sequences of pages repeat over and over, it's impossible at times to access the information at the bottom of the page (contents, pages, etc.) so that you can move to another page. I haven't had this problem with other cookbooks on Nook, so why this one? I'm giving it 3 stars for its poor responses.
Joy Wilson is a phenomenal human being whose writing makes you feel like you're her best friend, in the kitchen baking something with her. Her gregarious and hilarious personality oozes out of the pages, and keeps you giggling all the way through the recipes. The actual recipes are amazing! I've loved every single one I've tried so far and her book made me want to make them all, right now! The Joy the Baker cookbook will make you happy, so I'd recommend you buy one right. this. very. minute.
Just got it. And I already love it!
My biggest fear after paging through this book is that I won't have enough time in my life to make everything lovingly crafted between its pages. Each recipe is beautifully photographed and offers the same comforting conversational style we've come to expect from Joy in her blog. I sincerely look forward to trying almost all of recipes within, which is something I can't say about the many other cookbooks I own. It is a knockout debut for this author and I can't wait to see what else she does. Anyone who loves to bake or eat should own this book!
I haven't had enough time to try the recipes in this book, but I have tried other Joy the Baker recipes and they have been great. This book is not only full of delicious-looking recipes, but is fun to read all on its own.