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Baking, From my home to yours

Lee's picture

I bought Dorie Greenspan's new book, Baking, From my home to yours, at Costco this morning.  I'm sure many of you know that she has written numerous cookbooks, including Baking with Julia and Pierre Herme's books.  It's a big book with beautiful photos and lots of recipes covering everything from baked goods for breakfast, breads, pies and tarts, cookies, cakes, custards and ice creams -- the works.  The recipes look great and are geared toward the home baker, nothing elaborate or complicated, just very yummy.  Not surprisingly, the directions are clear and well written.  I'm dying to make something from the book, but my ovens went out, and I have to wait until Wednesday to have a replacement part installed. :(   Keep an eye out for the book.  I think it's going to do well.   

KarenP's picture

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  I picked it up for a gift.  Even though Tartine is on the way, I'm going to keep it and pick up another.  It is does look like a great book on the fly and even better looking through it at home.

jojo's picture

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I got this book last week.  I think it will do well also.  I am already planning to make one of the plum cakes this week.  Then the pear tart.

RuthWells's picture

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I'm trying to hold out until the holidays and let Santa buy this book for me........... but I'm not sure I'll be able to wait that long!

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SallyBR1's picture

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I realize that this site has "ignore this poster" feature.

I am now wondering if they could add "avoid this thread like the plague"????

Mark, Li, ANYONE????????

 


 


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schnitzel's picture

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You can ignore entire threads right below where it says Rate My Interest—just check Ignore and hit the Apply button.

Or, maybe were you kidding?


SallyBR1's picture

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Me, kidding? I never do. Are you kidding me?

:-)

 


 


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MadMom's picture

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You're probably just kidding, but there is an "ignore" button you can push on the thread...I think that allows you to ignore it, although I've never used it.



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Lee's picture

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Now, Sally, what are friends for if not to share essential information that will enrich and add incalculable enjoyment to one's life?  We're duty bound to do it, non?


Seriously, take a look at the book next time you're at a booksotre.  I think the recipes are of the "elevated, but still homestyle" type, not difficult, and very appealing.  A winning combo, IMO, but interesting reading even if one never made a thing from it.  

Wolvie's picture

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on my way to CostCo next week - will look for this - thanks for the heads up!

 


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Lee's picture

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My pleasure.  Be sure to look inside the book to check for quality.  The first one I bought had numerous defects (creased pages, smeared ink, shadow print, among others), and I had to make a second trip to exchange it.  It's available from Amazon and Jessica's, too.

Rhea's picture

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Hey Lee,....how much was it? :)

 a wise woman once said you have to kiss alot of frogs before you find your prince.. my lips are sore...p.s. but I finally found one!!!

I can't even afford the lifestyle I don't want...

Lee's picture

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It was $24.99 at Costco.  The book retails for $40 US, $55 Canadian. 

Rhea's picture

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thanks..:)!!!

 a wise woman once said you have to kiss alot of frogs before you find your prince.. my lips are sore...p.s. but I finally found one!!!

I can't even afford the lifestyle I don't want...

Pumpkie's picture

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I just got mine yesterday from overstock.com and omg I need another baking cookbook like I need a whole in my head but this is a wonderful book.  Beautifully done, great pictures and the recipes look great, worth every penny.

Jean's picture

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Doggone you! I've been resisting this until that last post by you.


How am I to hide this from DH??? Why do I want to bake when I can't eat it??  How many more enableres do we need on this forum?  So many questions, so few answers.   sigh




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Pumpkie's picture

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lol yeah I thought how do I hide this one from my hubby to, then I just figured what the heck!  It really is a beautiful book.  I haven't made anything yet, I'm on my pumpkin kick this week so hopefully next week. 

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Speaking of pumpkin...the pumpkin muffins on page 13 are really good.

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deejeh's picture

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It doesn't seem to be available at Toronto-area Costcos, or at least at the two I've visited within the past week.  However, both Amazon.ca and Chapters online have it for $35 as a pre-order - according to their websites, the publishing date is 1 Nov 2006.


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Pumpkie's picture

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lol I really need to ignore these threads, this makes the third cookbook I've bought in the last month! 

sarahendipity's picture

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Amazon.com has it released already, I ordered mine last Wednesday and got it yesterday. Even with having to pay for shipping, the cost difference wasn't much beacause books in the US are so much cheaper. And I didn't have to wait until November. It is a big book, with lots of recipes I want to try.


 


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deejeh's picture

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How did you manage to order it through Amazon.com?  Whenever I have tried to do that in the past, I get redirected to Amazon.ca.


deej

sarahendipity's picture

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I've never had any trouble... no idea why it redirects you. I just thought, maybe it's because I use different e-mail addresses? Try to create a new account and see if it works.


 


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I spilled my GORP on Mt. Baldy.

deejeh's picture

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I think I'll wait - it's not like I don't have way too many baking books already.  November's not that long away.  I do find it curious though, that Canada is 2 months behind the US in publishing dates.


deej

sarahendipity's picture

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I heard from someone on another board that they ordered it through Chapters.ca and it arrived in a couple days. Apparently it doen't say that it is released yet, but as sent anyways. Just to tempt you some more. It really is a great book, larger than I thought it would be, lots of pictures too!

"Cheese is the devil's plaything" -House

I spilled my GORP on Mt. Baldy.

deejeh's picture

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Thanks for the info.  It's on my wishlist at Chapters, and there's a new Sisters Euclid CD that'll bring the total up enough for free shipping...I think I've been enabled :)


deej

Marcia's picture

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I was at Sam's for a couple of things this past week - couldn't resist, and I hadn't even seen this thread. This book really spoke to me which is unusual, since I'm not a baker. Lots of nice homey goodies among the fancier things and lovely tips. It's a nice read, and there are several things I have in mind to try for the holidays.

RuthWells's picture

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Reporting on a recipe tried from this book last weekend for an early T-day get-together. The cranberry lime galette is out of this world. The combination of the lime with cranberry is really quite remarkable.

I had a little trouble with the dough, though. After rolling out and trimming into a 13" circle, Dorie has you chill in the frige while you prep the filling. I think my dough was still too cold when I went to fold the edges, as it cracked miserably. I ended up losing alot of juice to the parchment-lined pan, and the whole thing was too fragile to move off the parchment. But it was delicious nonetheless, even if a bit inartistic.

Ruth Wells


"Gardening is the only unquestionably useful job."
 - G.B. Shaw

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"Gardening is the only unquestionably useful job."
 - G.B. Shaw

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plantlust's picture

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NPR had an interview w/Dorie about the new book.  She seems very down to earth & even confessed to having set her mother's newly renovated kitchen on fire (trying to make french fries<g>) when she was 13 yrs old.


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KarenP's picture

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She seems very down to earth & even confessed to having set her mother's newly renovated kitchen on fire (trying to make french fries<g>) when she was 13 yrs old.


  A friend of mine was one the bakers for her Saturday night at the book release party at the Ferry Building in San Francisco.  She said that she is absolutely charming, has a lot of good stories to tell and tells them very well.

KarenP's picture

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  I made the Lemon Cream Tart Sunday.  It is SO good, tart yet delicate.  It wasn't difficult to make at all.  The curd never did get to 180.  I increased the heat, tried 3 thermometers because it did thicken and held the tracks from the whisk.  Finally I called it good and there was no issue.  It is A LOT of butter, but nobody is going to sit down to eat the whole thing.