Wishful Wednesday, 2 March

The meme is hosted by Brooke from Brooke Bluestocking Guide.

 Welcome to Wishful Wednesday! 
This week I wish for an unusually tasty memoir:
 Let Me Eat Cake: A Celebration of Flour, Sugar, Butter, Eggs, Vanilla, Baking Powder, and a Pinch of Salt by Leslie F. Miller

From Booklist:

American cooks, especially beginners, love to bake cakes. The seemingly magical transformation of flour, sugar, butter, and eggs into a fluffy, sweet, visually arresting, audience-pleasing product perfectly exemplifies why so many pursue either an amateur or professional career in pastry making. Miller confesses to a lifelong obsession with cake baking. She delves into her Jewish grandmother’s recipe files for inspiration and for encouragement. Traveling the country, she finds other bakers who share her obsession. She probes for the secrets of such celebrated bakeries as Charm City Cakes. Miller inventories classic American cakes from all over the nation: the South’s red velvet cake, St. Louis’ gooey butter cake, Alabama’s Lane cake, Maryland’s ten-layer cake, and more. Miller’s highly personal approach means that the reader shouldn’t assume that every recipe is meant to be literally followed, for the recipes are often exemplars, lacking essential information but impressive nonetheless. –Mark Knoblauch 

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6 Responses to Wishful Wednesday, 2 March

  1. Thanks for participating!!!!I love baking.

  2. Tracy says:

    Yum! I love cookery books.

  3. anachronist says:

    I love cookery books too but I must tell you a secret. I am simply hopeless at baking. EVERY single cake I've tried to bake (three so far) ended up with one big sad layer – complete misery.

  4. I hate to cook, but I like to decorate so I bake on occasion. Yum!And who cares if it is sad… as long as it tastes good! 😉

  5. anachronist says:

    Cheers Melissa! If only everybody else was so understanding as you…

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