Last weekend we went to an annual used book sale here in town. This is the first year we've gone and it was AMAZING. My husband loves books more than anyone I've ever met (with the exception of our daughter) so we came back with quite a haul. But at $1 for a paperback and $2 for a hardcover book, it was hard not to.
One of the books I picked up though, in the middle of mystery novels and books like The Kite Runner and Life of Pi, was a brand new, still shrink-wrapped edition of Kate Zuckerman's The Sweet Life: Desserts from Chanterelle.
Oh my lanta.
I'll confess: I rarely buy cookbooks because I like to experiment in the kitchen and come up with my own recipes. And I have a hard time following other people's recipes because I don't like to measure.
But the cover looked completely scrumptious and was calling my name. And inside - oh baby! There's tons of baking tips and recipes for everything from Chocolate Caramel Pot de Creme to Goat Cheesecake Enrobed in Hazelnut Brittle to Basil Ice Cream.
I'm in love.
And I haven't even baked anything from it yet. But only because I'm trying my hardest to stick to a healthy diet b/c girlfriend has reached the point in her life where eating a super healthy diet and regular exercise are imperative for maintaining (and getting back to) my ideal weight.
But I know it's going to be good because the author, Kate Zuckerman, was the pastry chef at NYC's famous and well-loved restaurant Chanterelle (which is now closed, gosh darn it).
Anyhow, if you are in need of a completely fabulous dessert cookbook with unique recipes, check it out on Amazon. You can even get it on Kindle!
Disclaimer: I wrote this post merely out of excitement. Kate Zuckerman, her publishers, the founders of Chanterelle, etc, have no idea who I am nor did I receive anything from writing this post. I just like to gush and share exciting food-related things with y'all. :)