Synopses & Reviews
“It took a respected baking pro like Ken Haedrich to create the ultimate guide to apple pie. From an exotic tropical apple pie to down-home farm stand classics, there are apple pies here for everyone. Come along and slice, crimp, and indulge all your apple pie cravings with Apple Pie!” - David Lebovitz, author of Ready for Dessert and The Sweet Life in Paris *** “Theres no better dessert than apple pie, and this book has 100 recipes for them, each more delicious sounding than the last. Im in pie heaven!” - Gale Gand, partner and pastry chef of Tru, Chicago, and host of Food Networks "Sweet Dreams" *** “Ken Haedrich has pulled off the cookbook coup of the year. One hundred recipes devoted to apple pies and pastries? You bet! Toss in some valuable tips—the best pie apples, how to keep pie dough from sticking, how to keep crimped pie edges from burning—and youve got a winner.” - Jean Anderson, author of The American Century Cookbook and Falling Off the Bone *** “Golden, flaky, aromatic, cinnamon-laced, butter, hot, hot apple pie á la mode. Apple Pie is just like that scoop of vanilla melting on a piece of warm pie—over the top. Have fun!” - Tom Douglas, chef/owner of Dahlia Lounge, Ettas, and Serious Pie
Nothing smells quite as wonderful as an apple pie in the oven, or tastes quite as good as a freshly baked, juicy apple pie. It is America's quintessential dessert. With 100 recipes for classics, holiday pies, easy pies and more, Apple Pie Perfect contains pies for every kind of family dinner and party.
100 Delicious and Decidedly Different Recipes for America's Favorite Pie
Apple Pie is an apple pie lover's dream-100 recipes for apple pie in all of its delicious incarnations, plus ten versatile crust recipes.There are pies with single crusts, pies with double crusts, pies with frozen, store-bought crusts for convenience, and pies with decorative crusts, crumb toppings, and no toppings. There are traditional pies (My Mom and Dad's Brown Sugar Apple Pie), new twists (Baked Apple Dumpling Pie, Apple and Brie Hand Pies), multi-fruit pies (Apple-Plum Pie with Coconut Streusel), and pies for those who love apples in any and all forms (Shaker Boiled Apple Cider Pie). For health-conscious pie eaters, there are pies with whole-grain crusts, pies sweetened with honey, and pies not sweetened at all. It's all written in Haedrich's homey, easy-to-follow style, with plenty of apple lore, tips, and advice, plus a complete pie-maker's guide to apple varieties. With Apple Pie, any home cook can turn out a mouthwatering version of America's favorite pie.
Soup Makes the Meal is divided into 50 menus, each including a soup, a salad, and a bread recipe. The meals are developed so that the flavors within each harmonize, although the separate elements can also be mixed and matched. Best of all, the soups dont require homemade stock, many (but not all) of the breads are quick breads, and the salads range from light to hearty.
Theres nothing like a steaming bowl of soup on a cold day. White Bean and Kale Minestrone served with Savory Pull-Apart Bread and Roasted Pepper, Potato, and Greens Salad will fortify body and soul. But soup isnt just a cold-weather meal. For the springtime, theres Asparagus Vichyssoise accompanied by Cornmeal Muffins with Bacon and Pecans, and a Cherry Tomato, Cantaloupe, and Red Onion Salad. For the dog days of summer, theres Smoky Fresh Corn Chowder with Raspberry Muffins and Pesto Potato Salad.
About the Author
Ken Haedrich is an internationally acclaimed food and travel writer, cooking teacher, and cookbook author. A native of New Jersey and former Navy Seabee, Haedrich has traveled the world, living everywhere from the rich flatlands of Mississippi to the lush tropical island of Diego Garcia. Now, settled in both Annapolis, Maryland, and the placid town of Rumney, New Hampshire, Haedrich believes that long, bleak winters are perfect conditions for igniting any ardent home cook's creativity. The author of eight cookbooks, Haedrich won an IACP Cookbook Award for Home for the Holidays (Bantam, 1992), and Country Baking (Bantam, 1990) was nominated for the same award. The New York Times voted Country Baking a top holiday pick, and Publishers Weekly named it one of the top five cookbooks of 1990. In addition, Haedrich wrote The Maple Syrup Cookbook (Storey Books, 1989), Country Breakfasts (Bantam, 1994), Simple Desserts (Bantam, 1995, out of print), Feeding the Healthy Vegetarian Family (Bantam, 1998), Soup Makes the Meal (Harvard Common Press, 2001), and Pie (Harvard Common Press, 2004). Ken Haedrich is a regular contributor to Bon Appétit, Cooking Light, Better Homes & Gardens, Vegetarian Times, Eating Well, Family Fun, and Disney magazine. He has also written for Food & Wine, Horticulture, Parenting, Yankee, and National Geographic Traveler and has appeared on several cooking shows and “Good Morning America.”