Picked this during that same period, when I was a newly minted pastry chef and overthinking everything from technique to flavor profiles; it was a great reminder that classics are classic for a reason.
Editor-in-Chief, Fine Cooking Magazine
Because I adore lemon cake, and there are not one, but two killer lemon cake recipes in this book.
Author of the food blog Mrs. Wheelbarrow's Kitchen
Deputy Food Editor, Washington Post
CEO & co-founder, Food52
Vice President of Corporate Communications & National Events