To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. It also analyses reviews to verify trustworthiness.
I have spent the last few days reading, yes, reading this book. It is amusing and informative. I have placed so many post its on pages where I want to try the recipe, the book looks like a hedgehog. The recipes look delicious and instructions are very clear. All American, yet French, the cakes and cookies are full of my favorite ingredients, nuts, seeds, fruit and chocolate. Several ice cream, sorbet and frozen yogurt recipes seem easy and a perfect complement to cakes or poached fruits. I can't wait to start cooking. David Lebovitz could be my friend for life.
A fabulous book by a chef whose recipes and advice I trust. Its a fair price for a beautifully produced hardback; there is a lack of photographs for each dish, but that's a minor irritation and more photos would have raised the price of the book.
oh, this book was on my MUST list for a long time. Finally, I've got it and happy with it. Book includes: Cakes& Fruit Desserts, Pies&Tarts, Soufflés&Puddings, Frozen Desserts, Cookies&Candies, Sauces&Preserves. Have tried Irish coffee cupcakes and totally loved them. If you use the exact type of chocolates he recommends (bittersweet, semisweet etc.), then th e desserts turn out very delicious. This is my second book by Lebovitz after " The Great Book of Chocolate".
This cookbook is definitely value for the money. I tend to be very careful before spending money on a cookbook and don't keep any that I don't frequently use. This has become one of those that I turn to when I want something unique or definitely when company is coming and I want to impress.
Don't worry, the recipes are NOT intimidating; they're written in a straight forward manner, with easy to follow instructions. I've enjoyed his storytelling manner of introducing each recipe, often including his appealing sense of humour. Perhaps the only thing in this book that MIGHT bother some people is that there is not a photo for every recipe. I honestly don't mind because it means there's room in the book for more recipes, which is what also gives this book such value.
I've made several desserts from the cookbook, a couple more than once, and each one has been a thumbs-up success. The biggest thumbs-up is how each recipe is full of flavour. Although he does include a few old standards, such as chocolate chip cookies or pavlova, what I truly have been appreciating is that he offers up so many unique desserts, that elevates dessert-time to that of a high end restaurant yet they are easy for the home cook to make.
One more thing I think most home cooks will appreciate are all the tips he offers up. The majority of the recipes contain a tip or two ranging from tips on techniques, quality of ingredients, ways to guarantee success, and so on. He has made a point of offering deluxe desserts that are easy for anyone to make.
Do you ever give books as gifts? This book makes an excellent gift.
Want to impress the bridge group or book club? How about your in-laws the next time they're over for dinner? Or maybe you simply want to enjoy a decadently delicious dessert with your family. This book will work for all those occasions.