BraveTart: Iconic American Desserts

by Stella Parks

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Original Publisher
W. W. Norton & Company
Date of publication

Recommended by

Lisa Gershenson

Food entrepreneur and culinary educator

Gathered in one volume all the classics…cookies, cakes, pies, donuts, breakfast treats…their history in the American cook’s repertoire and precise instructions on how to recreate them in your own kitchen. Besides the recipes, her instructions always include why things work, putting you in control and making success much more likely.

Maggie Hoffman

Food & drink writer

Even if you don't go in for elaborate baking, this book is a fantastic collection of histories of America's favorite sweets, from chocolate chip cookies to Oreos to red velvet cake. Stella Parks is the queen of baking nerds, and her writing is delightful.

Nik Sharma

Food writer

This is a book on classic American desserts. There is an exciting energy throughout the book that makes the complex technical approach of dessert-making fun.