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Dr. Brent Ridge and New York Times
bestselling author Josh Kilmer-Purcell are not your average couple: The two Manhattanites left their big city lives behind, and found themselves living in bucolic Sharon Springs, New York, where they became "accidental goat farmers." But what began as a way to reconnect with their own style of modern country living soon exploded into a wildly successful brand, Beekman 1802, named after their historic home. Brent and Josh are now world-renowned for producing everything from magnificent handcrafted goats milk soaps to artisanal Blaak cheese, and now, with The Beekman 1802 Heirloom Dessert Cookbook
, theyre bringing their special vintage-modern touch to classic, remarkable recipes bound to become family favorites year after year.
The Beekman 1802 Heirloom Dessert Cookbook will show off the delicious and decadent recipes that the Beekman Boys have collected from across the generations of their family, from Brents grandmothers Fourth of July Fruitcake to Joshs mothers Hot Chocolate Dumplings. Each recipe will be accompanied by a personal memory from the authors or a story about how that recipe came to be. With eco-conscious and vintage-oriented food production gaining traction as a major culinary trend, this beautiful package will reel in readers, whether theyre nostalgic for some classic Americana in their kitchen or just hankering for the perfect Blackberry Betty recipe.
"The historic Beekman homestead and goat farm of ex-Manhattanites Brent Ridge and Josh Kilmer-Purcell (The Beekman 1802 Heirloom Cookbook) has not only inspired a chic line of goat milk soaps and cheeses, but has now produced a second cookbook. In harmony with local and seasonal bounty of their upstate gardens in Sharon Springs, N.Y., the authors take a look back at the desserts they grew up with and offer a collection of 100 recipes for classic confections. Highlighted by personal reflections about their first encounters with these inherited and treasured recipes, the selected heirloom desserts make the cut by fitting a set of basic criteria: each must be delicious, made with readily available ingredients, and be simple to prepare. Followed by lined pages where readers can enter their own notes or versions of each seasonal dessert, this anthology encourages cooks to make their own memories relating to each dish. Vintage recipes reflecting the 'Four Seasons of Sweetness' include twists on family favorites such as a Creamsicle Angel Food Cake and a banana cake with cream cheese frosting for spring. There's a summery plum upside-down cake, and for fall, a Blackberry Betty. Recipes for basic pie dough, ice creams, and holiday desserts are also included. The Beekman boys have captured the essence of modern country living in these nostalgic heritage desserts. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Organized by seasons, these desserts offer plenty of sweet satisfaction. Simpler temptations, such as lemon meringue pie, give way to chocolate-éclair pie and figgy pudding. Favorite childhood flavors appear in Dreamsicle angel-food cake. Not content with the richness of ordinary brownies, they enhance their version with chopped candy bars. Fruit in season comes into its own with such classics as peach cobbler and roasted rhubarb crisp." Booklist
"Their new book takes what was superb and about The Beekman 1802 Heirloom Cookbook and sophisticated it in a way that is more classic and grown-up while always staying true to themselves and their audience." BROADWAY + THRESHER
About the Author
Brent Ridge and Josh Kilmer-Purcell are the founders of Beekman 1802, a company based around their 60-acre farm in upstate New York. They've been called "the next Martha Stewarts" by Epicurious and “the fastest growing lifestyle brand in America” by NASDAQ. Season 21 winners of The Amazing Race, they are the authors of The Beekman 1802 Heirloom Cookbook, and live in Sharon Springs, NY.