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A Baker’s Dozen plus one

The James Beard Foundation has just compiled The Baker’s Dozen, a list of 13 essential baking books that all bakers should have on their kitchen shelves. The classic cookbooks  range from  “Beard on Bread,” first published in 1973, to “Martha Stewart’s Cookies,”  published in 2008. Along with this “must have” list, selected by the James Beard Foundation Book Awards Committee, there’s a new cookbook you might want to add to your collection: Deborah Madison’s “Seasonal Fruit Desserts” (Broadway Books, 2010).  Madison… Read More »