Baking Chez Moi: Recipes from My Paris Home to Your Home Anywhere

" My favorite baking book of the season is Dorie Greenspan's Baking Chez Moi. With superb photography of finished dishes and Ms. Greenspan's clear, clean style, this is a book for any level of baker who wants to broaden his or her repertoire." --Michael Ruhlman for the Wall Street Journal " Approachable and adaptable ." --The New York Times " Greenspan has the gift of clarity and making even the complicated seem doable , which in her hands, it is." --Corby Kummer for The Atlantic "French home baking, despite what you might think, is easy, says baking goddess Dorie Greenspan. All you need are a few high-quality ingredients and a bit of care....nearly every page promises some useful tips and shortcuts for the avid baker ..." --NPR.org "No matter how much you don't like to bake, aren't good at baking, don't even want to bake if you listen to [Dorie] long enough, you'll find yourself hankering to get your hands into some flour, certain even you can whip up some laborious, glorious baked treat ." --Associated Press "On the page, Greenspan talks as if she's having coffee with you, about where she found recipes, about the person who gave them to her, and when she might serve them... The heart of the book is sweets that aren't a bit difficult ." --Boston Globe " Bakers across the world rejoice when Dorie Greenspan comes out with a new cookbook." -- Washington Post "While a trip to France may not be in everyone's near future, veteran cookbook author Greenspan takes home bakers on a tour of Paris through her exceptional collection of recipes (divided into chapters including Simple Cakes, Fancy Cakes, Tarts and Galettes, and Baby Cakes and Petite Pastries). French cousins to American recipes such as the Fluted Carrot-Tangerine Cake, and the author's adaptations on French creations such as Gteau Basque Fantasie, give readers something they won't find in other baking tomes. While some multistep selections are more suited for the experienced baker, less involved yet equally impressive recipes include a simple plum tart and Nutella-banana panna cotta. Unusual finds like pithiviers, a French pastry named after a city in northern France, are also included. Hefty headnotes and serving notes provide information about recipe origins and traditions. This is an ideal holiday gift ." -- Publishers Weekly , starred "Acclaimed author Greenspanwho lives part time in Paris and has collaborated with such famous chefs as Pierre Herm, Daniel Boulud, and Julia Childhas learned that some recipes are best left to the pros. While several of Greenspan's 11 cookbooks feature intricate, show-stopping desserts, her latest focuses on homey baked goods and pared-down versions of traditional French pastries. Home cooks won't need beeswax and expensive copper molds to make Greenspan's canels nor will they be chided for using store-bought puff pastry to make palmiers or pithiviers . All types of dessertscrunchy, creamy,

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By Karen (West Hartford, CT) · ★★★★☆ · December 28, 2014
You can read this book while dieting because the recipes are so detailed you feel like you've been there and eaten. ...more
By Liz (Baltimore, MD) · ★★★★☆ · November 05, 2014
As always lovely recipes from Greenspan, but as always sometimes a little intimidating. ...more
By Anie · ★★★★★ · November 11, 2014
I can already tell that this is going to be one of those cookbooks---the one's that you're constantly pulling from the shelf, that no matter how hard you try to keep them clean, they always end up spattered with batter and chocolate, that end up with tabbed pages everywhere...

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By Tracy (The United States) · ★★★★☆ · December 21, 2014
Many many many desserts from the plain to the fancy. As is my usual routine, I will completely copy yet another recipe for an almond cake as well as two more recipes for something similar to pound / sponge cake (which the French call "weekend cakes"). I love plain cakes without icing. I have trou... ...more
By Eling (Lowell, MA) · ★★★★☆ · February 07, 2015
Dorie Greenspan's earlier book, Baking: From My Home to Yours, is my current go-to for baking, and has yet to fail me, but I think Baking Chez Moi may be even better. I will definitely be adding it to my cookbook library.

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By Kim (The United States) · ★★★★★ · December 28, 2014
I didn't think any baking cookbook could outshine *Baking: From My Home to Yours* also by Dorie Greenspan, but this book managed it! Some great, easy, straightforward (but still delicious and fancy-looking) recipes. Wonderful. ...more
By Sarah (Seattle, WA) · ★★★★★ · January 07, 2015
Oh, Dorie, how I admire and adore you. This is my favorite of her books thus far! Every page made me squeal and sigh and dream about cooking my way through the book. An outstanding, classic-but-with-twists, lovely book. ...more