Synopses & Reviews
Master chef and Cook's Illustrated founder and editor Chris Kimball presents the best and easiest way to make more than 300 of America's favorite desserts. The Dessert Bible is the definitive dessert cookbook for the American home cook. Chris Kimball reviews equipment from mixers to rolling pins and discusses which are the best ingredients regarding types of flour, sugar, baking chocolate, and more. He explains basic techniques like beating and folding in egg whites, working with pie dough and folding flour into batters. The recipes include layer cakes, pies, tarts, cookies, brownies, puddings, mousses, ice cream, sorbets, fruit desserts, sauces and frostings. In addition, Kimball offers a section on favorite restaurant desserts from around the country that can be made at home.
"The Dessert Bible" is the definitive sweets cookbook for the American home cook. In addition to reviewing everything from mixers to rolling pins, more than 300 of the best and easiest dessert recipes are presented by the founder and editor of "Cook's Illustrated" magazine, and host of a new PBS cooking series. 150 two-color illustrations.
About the Author
Chris Kimball founded Cook's Magazine in 1980; it has grown to a paid circulation of 1,000,000. He hosts America's Test Kitchen and Cook's Country, which are the top-rated cooking shows on public television, reaching 2 million viewers per week in over 94% of American households. Kimball is a regular contributor to both the Today Show and the CBS Early Show. He has been written up in most major newspapers, many national magazines, including The New Yorker and Time, and regularly contributes to NPR's Morning Edition, including doing a regular Thanksgiving segment. He will also host a public radio show on cooking starting in the fall of 2010.