More than 150 recipes for crisps, cobblers, custards, and creams by one of America’s most respected food writers
It seems as if everything old is now new again with classic, home-style desserts like doughnuts and whoopie pies ever growing in popularity. And yet, there have been so few books on the topic of Jean Anderson’s latest, Crisps, Cobblers, Custards, and Creams. The renowned author and food writer uses her years of expertise to put together a collection of more than 150 attractive desserts that range from silky, rich puddings to hot, baked cobblers and are destined to become new family favorites. The varied assortment comes from cherished family recipes as well as those that Jean encountered while abroad. Some of the treats include Berry Patch Cobbler with Pecan Shortbread Crust, Dulce de Leche Pots de Crème, Chocolate Bread Pudding, Spicy Apple Brown Betty, and Old-Timey Tar Heel Banana Pudding. There is also a chapter solely devoted to accompaniment sauces. True to fashion, Jean Anderson’s recipes are meticulously tested and offer something for everyone’s tastes, any day of the year.
JEAN ANDERSON, the author of more than 20 cookbooks, has written articles for Bon Appétit, Food & Wine, Gourmet, More, and other national magazines. A six-time best cookbook award winner (James Beard, IACP, and Tastemaker), she is a member of the James Beard Cookbook Hall of Fame and a founding member of both Les Dames d'Escoffier and the New York Women's Culinary Alliance.
"Regional and international flavors shine... The author delves into the history of sweets...and includes some savory selections. A delightful and well-written title from a veteran author." --Publishers Weekly
“Treat yourself to something wonderful: Easy-to-make desserts for any time of year—comforting classics with modern twists from a master of American cooking.”—Barbara Fairchild, former Editor-in-Chief, Bon Appétit
“After reading Ms. Anderson’s book, I’m stuck in a day dream where I’m on a weekend getaway to a cabin in the woods with a well-appointed kitchen. There, I sleep late and wake up only to cook through all her creams and cobblers while listening to podcasts and drinking hot chocolate.”—Vivian Howard, host, award-winning PBS television series A Chef’s Life
“Jean Anderson strikes again! Crisps, Cobblers, Custards & Creams is a masterful compendium of treasured comfort desserts. The recipes are straightforward, reliable, and utterly delicious. . . . Anyone can make them, and everyone will love them.”—Karen Barker, James Beard Best Pastry Chef in America Award winner
“Jean Anderson has delved into every possible iteration of heavenly sweets in Crisps, Cobblers, Custards & Creams. There are, of course, her beloved Southern recipes but so much more—a world tour of luscious desserts from France, Portugal, and even India. And you can trust that every recipe is going to turn out perfectly because, quite simply, Jean Anderson has done it again—a book of perfect recipes.”—Nick Malgieri, Author of Bake! and Pastry
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