Starting with Ingredients: Baking is Aliza Green's follow-up to her first magnum opus, Starting with Ingredients. In this second volume, she shares her in-depth knowledge of baking ingredients. From aged cheeses and alcohols to yeast and yogurt, this ambitious book features 62 chapters, each focusing on a single essential baking ingredient.
More than 350 recipes explore each ingredients history, culture, and uses, demonstrating the broad range of culinary possibilities for each. The recipes are imaginative but accessible, clear, and easy-to-follow. Each chapter's notes reflect Chef Green's many years as a pioneering female chef in Philadelphia, her extensive travels, including a childhood spent living and traveling in places from Mexico to Brazil and Ireland to Israel, and working stints in kitchens from Bologna, Italy, to San Juan, Puerto Rico.