2010 James Beard Award Winner!
James Peterson is the premiere go-to source for home cooks of every level. His newest book and the second in a series of instructional tomes, Baking teaches all the essential basics--how to make fail-proof tender pie dough, a fabulous birthday cake, sourdough starter that actually works, legendary babka, and more. In more than 300 recipes, each accompanied by handy instructional photos, Peterson guides readers through the techniques for creating perfect breads, cakes, cookies, pies, and pastries, each and every time with confidence. Readers working their way through the book will learn every fundamental of baking, and discover the recipes and nuances that ensure consistent, impressive results.
- The definitive, highly illustrated, step-by-step instructional for making the best-loved basics plus new and fresh versions of pies, tarts, cakes, cookies, pastries, and breads.
- Sequel to Cooking, which won the 2008 James Beard Award for best general cookbook.
- The most thorough step-by-step visual guide to baking all the favorites.
- Every recipe is illustrated with sequential how-to photographs.
James Peterson is the author of 15 titles, including Sauces, his first book and a 1991 James Beard Cookbook of the Year winner, and Cooking, a 2008 James Beard Award winner. He has been one of the country's most preeminent cooking instructors for more than 20 years and currently teaches at the Institute of Culinary Education (formerly Peter Kump's) in New York. He is revered within the industry and highly regarded as a professional resource. When chefs get stuck, they go to Peterson.