Synopses & Reviews
Nationally known chef Leslie Mackie opened Macrina in 1993 as an artisan bakery and lunch spot. News of this exciting eatery spread quickly through Seattle and beyond, making Macrina an American favorite. This lavishly produced cookbook offers the same dishes, developed from extensive research and travel, found at Macrina. Recipes range from a classic Rustic Potato Loaf or Raisin Brioche Twist, to a delectable Raspberry Cinnamon-Sugar Bread Pudding with Nectarine Compote, to a tantalizing variety of lunch items, including Butternut Squash and Apple Galette, and Salmon Paillard on Mixed Greens with Mustard Vinaigrette. The book features a special holiday section, and gorgeous duotone photographs capture the setting, its people, and its inspiring displays of breads, pastries, and breakfast and lunch fare.
Macrinas irresistible creations, from rustic potato bread to pear and cracked pepper bread to crisp, crackly baguettes, have made Seattle a culinary destination for fans of scrumptious baked goods. Author Leslie Mackie, revered by chefs and artisan bakers throughout the country, brings her talent and passion to this beautiful cookbook. The recipes here run the gamut from simple morning muffins to impressive European pastries and show-stopping desserts. Now customers, cookbook buyers, and food lovers everywhere can experience the delicious offerings of Macrina in their own kitchens.
All of Seattle knows of Macrina’s irresistible artisan breads. Whether your tastes run to rustic potato, winter pear crowned with cracked black pepper, or crisp, crackly baguettes, you can find your favorite breads at grocery stores and gourmet shops throughout the region--along with more than 100 restaurants in the Puget Sound region. Or let your nose guide you in the early morning hours through the heart of Seattle’s Belltown, where the smells of delicious fresh croissant pastries, muffins, and scones waft from Macrina Bakery and Café.
Leslie Mackie offers a treasury of recipes from Seattle’s beloved Macrina Bakery. From breads to salads, pies to sandwiches you are sure to find a recipe in this attractive collection that will become a tradition at your house. Clearly written instructions and tips on everything from equipment, ingredients, and techniques will let you see for yourself why her breads and other baked treats are favorites in restaurants and homes across the Puget Sound region.
About the Author
Leslie Mackie is the former head baker of Grand Central Bakery, where she introduced European artisan breads to Seattle. Frequently featured in national media, she lives in Seattle. Andrew Cleary lives in New York City. Carol Field lives in San Francisco