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About Abigail Johnson Dodge
The Short Story
A former pastry chef, Abby Dodge is a widely respected baking expert as well as a popular food writer and instructor. She studied in Paris at La Varenne and worked under superstars Michel Guerard and Guy Savoy specializing in pastry. She has held editorial posts at Parents and Woman’s Day, and has contributed to over seven dozen special-interest publications, blogs and websites focusing on baking and family cooking. She studied in Paris at La Varenne and is the author of nine cookbooks, including Desserts 4 Today, a viral sensation, and The Weekend Baker, an IACP Cookbook Award Finalist. Abby is currently a contributing editor at Fine Cooking magazine, where she has been on the masthead since its first issue in 1994 as the founding test kitchen director. Abby's recipes have also graced the covers of Bon Appetit magazine. She's a regular guest on TV and radio, including guest hosting duties on Martha Stewart Living Radio. Her tenth book, The Everyday Baker ~ The Comprehensive, Must-Have Resource for Today’s Baker is available for order. For more information about Abby, her cookbooks, blog and videos, please visit her website (www.AbbyDodge.com) or follow her on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter (@abbydodge).
The Longer Story
What began as a love for baking at a young age, developed into a passionate and successful career for Abby Dodge. A widely respected, award winning, international acclaimed expert in baking and cooking for both kids and adults, as well as a popular food writer, instructor and media personality, Abby has a simple mission: To streamline baking and cooking for home cooks of all ages. Abby's stress-free strategies and simple techniques for busy people have garnered awards, rave reviews, and a loyal following because ".. despite her serious experience, her approach is relaxed and realistic."--Publishers Weekly
Abby began cooking and baking as a young girl at home in New York and Connecticut. She studied in Paris at La Varenne and later worked under superstars Michel Guerard and Guy Savoy, specializing in pastry. She has held editorial posts at Parents and Woman's Day, and has contributed to over six dozen special-interest publications focusing on baking and family cooking. Abby is currently a contributing editor at Fine Cooking, where she has been on the masthead since 1994. She founded the magazine's test kitchen, has written and contributed to over eighty articles to date, and serves as the magazine's guru for all things baking. Her recipes have also graced the covers of Bon Appetit magazine. Abby's practical advice, recipes, and tips continue to be picked up by myriad consumer magazines, websites and, TV and radio programs.
In addition to her regular blog postings, Abby shares her baking life on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. She's a regular guest on TV and radio including guest hosting duties on Martha Stewart Living Radio. desserts. She lives in the Connecticut town she grew up in with her husband Chris, their two children and pups, Joe and Chip. For more information about Abby, her cookbooks, blog and videos, please visit her website (www.AbbyDodge.com) or follow her on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter (@abbydodge).
Author of Nine Popular and Award-Winning Cookbooks
Mini Treats & Handheld Treats ~ Delicious Desserts to Pick Up & Eat (September, 2012)
Desserts 4 Today - Flavorful Desserts with just FOUR INGREDIENTS (September, 2010) (a viral & critically acclaimed sensation)
Williams-Sonoma Mini Pies (September, 2010)
Around the World Cookbook, 2008 (Good Morning America Top 10 Cookbooks of 2008; Parents Choice Recommended Award 2008; Cordon d'Or Culinary Academy Award 2008)
The Weekend Baker, 2005, reprinted 2008 (Food + Wine Top Ten Cookbooks of 2004; IACP Cookbook Award Finalist)
Kids Baking, 2003 (Over 347,000 copies in print, translated into Spanish)
Williams-Sonoma Dessert, 2002 (Over 300,000 in print, translated into Spanish)
The Kid's Cookbook, 2000 (Over 368,000 copies in print)
Great Fruit Desserts, 1997 (Translated into six languages)
Abby has contributed or co-authored many cookbooks, including:
Baking Out Loud (Hedy Goldsmith, Clarkson Potter 2012)
B. Smith's Southern A to Z (Scribner, 2008)
The Joy of Cooking, 75th Anniversary Edition, 2006
Savoring America, 2002 (James Beard Award finalist; Ben Franklin Award winner)
Cookies for Christmas, 1999
The All New Joy of Cooking, 1997
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Winner of the 2016 IACP award for Baking
Nominee for the 2016 James Beard Foundation award for Baking and Dessert
The Everyday Baker, a comprehensive, must-have resource for today's baker for anyone who likes, loves, or lives to bake. Former pastry chef and award-winning baking expert Abby Dodge has created this definitive collection that serves as a delicious roadmap through a baker's sweet and savory kitchen. The Everyday Baker includes over 176 foolproof, innovative recipes with detailed instructions, almost 1,000 step-by-step photographs, 80 stunning finished dish photographs, hundreds of must-know tips, a complete guide to all your pantry and equipment essentials, and so much more. Designed to revolutionize the home baking experience to help bakers of all skill levels bake with confidence and authority, you will feel as if Abby were in the kitchen by your side, guiding and encouraging you as you go.
So go ahead and roll up your sleeves, pull out the flour, heat up the oven, and get ready to wow your family, friends, or even customers with the best desserts and baked goods of your life. Because when it comes to this particular brand of sweet success, it's all in the techniques, it's all in the flavors, it's all in the passion...and it's all in The Everyday Baker.
Whether you've had a hard day at work, have been on the go all day, or are planning an impromptu get together for friends, nothing will end your day better than something sweet and satisfying. Thanks to baking expert Abigail Johnson Dodge, you can whip up a delicious dessert with just 4 ingredients in about half-hour.
The recipes in Desserts 4 Today rely on simplicity--no outrageous ingredients, no difficult-to-master techniques, and no hours of prep work. Each of the 125 flavorful desserts uses pantry ingredients, is ready from start to finish in about 30 minutes, and provides flavor variations sure to please any palette and any craving. Desserts 4 Today enables cooks of all skill levels to effortlessly create delicious desserts.
Forgo the fork--and spoon! These delectable desserts are fun to make and easy to pick up and devour: the 100 recipes in Mini Treats & Hand-Held Sweets will have sweet lovers sneaking seconds . . . and thirds. In these pages, expert baker Abby Dodge whisks together step-by-step baking instructions, for a sweet-shop sampler of treats--from cookies, mini tarts, and hand pies, to ice cream sandwiches and candy. No-fail recipes for sugary delights (along with delicious drizzles and favorite toppings ) abound in this collection of perfectly sized, perfectly portable desserts.