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A Baker's Odyssey: Celebrating Time-Honored Recipes from America's Rich Immigrant Heritage

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A Baker's Odyssey: Celebrating Time-Honored Recipes from America's Rich Immigrant Heritage
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"In this book, I'm embarking on a different path, focusing on finding recipes that preserve the tastes and memories of a long-departed place." —Greg Patent A Baker's Odyssey is a rich collection of recipes and culinary history, all gleaned from Patent's exhaustive research in the American home kitchens of immigrants from around the world. Through his travels across the country, Patent learned the secrets to traditional baked goods originating from thirty-two different nations. From Scotland and Austria to India and Thailand to Mexico, Norway, and West Africa, the recipes represent the best of each culture's beloved culinary traditions. Chapters are organized by categories of baked goods, and include Fried Pastries and Doughs, Flatbreads and More, Savory Pastries, Sweet Pastries, Savory Yeast Breads and Pies, Sweet Yeast Breads, Cookies and Cookie-Like Pastries, and Dessert Cakes, Tortes, and Pies. Patent provides detailed information on the origin of each recipe and its ingredients, and gives a real sense of the cultural heritage behind each dish. Recipes are easy enough for home cooks of any level to master, and include everything from Jewish Matzoh, Eastern European Rugelach, and Sweet Irish Soda Bread to Russian Meat Piroshki, Italian Pignoli Cookies, and Chinese-Style Almond Sponge Cake. The book is accompanied by an hour-long DVD in which Patent provides hands-on instruction in making Strudel, Pretzels, Cannoli, Kransakake, and much more.

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AuthorGreg Patent
BindingHardcover
Dewey Decimal Number641.815
EAN9780764572814
EditionHar/DVD
ISBN0764572814
LabelWiley
LanguagesEnglish
List Price$34.95
ManufacturerWiley
Number Of Items1
Number Of Pages416
Product GroupBook
Product Type NameABIS_BOOK
Publication Date2007-12-17
PublisherWiley
StudioWiley
TitleA Baker's Odyssey: Celebrating Time-Honored Recipes from America's Rich Immigrant Heritage
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CreatorKelly Gorham
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