A Passion for Desserts by Emily Luchetti

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  1. suzanne

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    For those who might be interested, I've got a review up on The Daily Gullet.

    Unless you're an eGullet member, you can't post a reply there. So come on back here and tell me what YOU think of the book. :D
     
  2. fodigger

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    Nice review Suzanne. Made me want to read the book. And I love the line about the mint. I recently had a customer for a banquet that want a mint garnish on her dessert and I told her nope it doesn't belong. In the end she agreed that it didn't need it.

    Btw: just what is "real food porn"?
     
  3. suzanne

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    Food porn is The French Laundry Cookbook. Food porn is A Return to Cooking. It is a display of gorgeous, possibly misty pictures purporting to show the dishes as produced if one follows the recipes, but really only showing a fantasy. We look, we drool, but we know that nothing we produce will ever look as good as that.

    Thanks. :blush:
     
  4. m brown

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    remember the 2 fat ladies? now that food was food porn!
    bacon,butter,lard, meat, eggs, golden syrup and brandy all in butter and lard crust.

    I gave my mother the french laundry cook book and she gave it back!!! she said it was nice to look at but she would never cook like that!

    I have found Emily's books to be very friendly to all cook levels and down to earth.
    thanks for the link!


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  5. mezzaluna

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    Suzanne, I know you can cook, but man- you sure can write. My hat's off to you!
     
  6. xaleto

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    I love the book and I tried few things from it already. I almost read it front to back because it is such a great read with great tips. Having met Emily Luchetti twice, I have to say her recipes are as down to earth as she is. Her grandmother apple cake is so similar to my Italian grandmother's recipe that is surreal.

    I recently borrowed her previous cookbooks from a library, since they are out of print, and I have to say that A Passion for Dessert is even better. It has more information and tips that the others. She has surpassed herself.

    I would highly recommed this book.

    Laura:chef: