Shannon Kirkpatrick, September 20, 2011 (view all comments by Shannon Kirkpatrick)
This recipe book is filled with fabulous dessert ideas that will make your stomach growl with hunger. I have made several of them to take with me to parties and potlucks - and they have been complete hits! The recipes themselves are straightforward and don't take any special equipment or know-how. I also love how the book is arranged by which fruits are available and at their peak during each season - so you know exactly which desserts will be best to serve, depending on the time of year. I recommend this cookbook to anyone, but particularly anyone cooking in the NW.
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K N, October 10, 2010 (view all comments by K N)
even a year later, this is the first cookbook I reach for when I want to make something seasonal and wonderful as a dessert. The gingered pear and raspberry pandowdy is the most-requested dish in our house! It actually makes me excited to watch the seasons turn because I know that this book will get me inspired about what to cook and how to entertain.
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Marcus, June 2, 2009 (view all comments by Marcus)
Easy to follow and even easier to eat! This cook book has great recipes with delicious desserts that are easy to make, but not taste like they were easy to make. This ccokbook is a must have for experinced cooks as well as those who are lucky not to burn their hand turning on the stove.
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Ten Speed Press -
by Michal D.,
You may have heard of a buckle or a betty, but how about a pandowdy or slump? Filled with homey recipes and old-fashioned pleasures, you needn't be adventurous or a professional baker to make these irresistible and delicious desserts. These classic recipes are sure to become personal favorites for every home baker.
by Michal D.
by Gourmet Magazine,
"[A] must-have new little cookbook....The genius of this work lies in Schreiber's playful fruit combinations and Richardson's mastery of doughs and spices to complement them."
by Sara Moulton, host of Sara's Weeknight Meals and executive chef of Gourmet,
"Rustic Fruit Desserts embodies the modern wisdom about how to cook delicious food: make it fresh, local, and seasonal. As someone who's always loved desserts with fruit and, who, like Julie, has New England roots, I also applaud the book's mouthwatering taxonomy, which distinguishes between grunts, slumps, buckles, crisps, cobblers, and pandowdies."
by David Lebovitz, author of The Sweet Life in Paris and The Perfect Scoop,
"Finally, all of my favorite kinds of dessert in one place. From warm berry buckles and crumbly crisps to boozy bread pudding, Rustic Fruit Desserts will help you bake your way through the best of the bounty."
A collection of simple and satisfying recipes for crisps, slumps, buckles, grunts, and other old-timey desserts by a beloved Portland bakery owner in collaboration with one of the region's top chefs.
An early fall cobbler with blackberries bubbling in their juice beneath a golden cream biscuit. A crunchy oatmeal crisp made with mid-summer's sweet nectarines and raspberries. Or a comforting pear bread pudding made with brioche to soften a harsh winter's day. In Rustic Fruit Deserts, James Beard, award-winning chef Cory Schreiber and Julie Richardson, owner of Baker & Spice, share their repertoire of classic fruit desserts, including crumbles, crisps, Betty's, buckles, and pies that showcases the freshest in-season fruit available.
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