While Atlanta may be a city of change and transformation--its symbol is, after all, a phoenix--it also has an impressive legacy of unforgettable food. Southern cuisine with a twist, Atlanta's culinary offerings mirror the city itself: sophisticated and diverse, flexible but distinctive. This charming gift cookbook presents the wild variety of Atlanta's sweet side, featuring desserts from the city's best restaurants and chefs. As much a restaurant guide as it is a cookbook, this beautiful collection of irresistible recipes includes lighthearted anecdotes and histories for each dessert, restaurant, and chef included. Organized by type of dessert--Candy, Cookies & Doughnuts; Pies, Cobblers & Tarts; Puddings & Custards; Ice Cream, Ices & Gelato; and, of course, Cakes--the recipes in this collection highlight the rich and varied offerings of Atlanta. Georgia Muscadine Trio from the Dining Room, Pecan Pie with Ginger Whipped Cream from Wisteria, Coca-Cola Cake from Carver's Country Kitchen, Lemon Poppyseed Cake from Babette's Café, and the irresistible Peanut Butter Pie from Mary Mac's Tea Room represent only a sampling of the dishes featured. From cakes and custards to cookies and cobblers, this cookbook will have even the most inexperienced of bakers looking like professionals with true Atlanta style.