Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Cookbook Review: Sugar Sugar

Sugar, Sugar: Every Recipe Has a Story

About the Book:

Sugar, Sugar offers 100 of the best cake, pie, cookie, bar, and candy recipes from two sassy Sugar Mommas, Kimberly Reiner and Jenna Sanz-Agero, who are on a mission to preserve America's best sweet treat recipes and the even sweeter stories behind them. As the Sugar Mommas explain, "We drove down memory lane to discover our sugar inheritance, and then dug into everyone else's past to find their dusty, torn, and butter-crusted index cards."

What the Sugar Mommas found was that every recipe has a story. From desserts that accompanied families through good and bad times, to treats perfected by domestic help, to never-before-transcribed sugar concoctions developed from wild imaginations, each recipe conveys the unique personality of the friend or family member who created it.

With plenty of pies worth the lie, cakes to diet for, and better-than-nooky cookies, as well as an assortment of cobblers, crisps, bars, and other decadent confections, Sugar, Sugar is sure to satisfy any sweet tooth.

My Comments:
If I receive a paper or Kindle review copy of a cookbook, you've probably noticed that my usual routine is to pick a recipe and try it, and photograph the results (and my assistant) for this blog.  It all I get is a temporary NetGalley file to review on my computer, you all get a quick run down on my initial impression, but as I've said before, I don't take computers into the kitchen.  This is one of those cookbooks I'd like to keep.  It is filled with really yummy sounding recipes for all sorts of things I shouldn't be eating, and has enough pictures to really make me want to try them.  Some of the recipes have family stories to go with them, and cooking tips are interspersed throughout the book.  It's a pretty book and would make a great gift for the dessert maven in your life.

1 comment:

  1. This sounds like not the run of the mill cookbook. If you make any of the recipes, please post about it. Even though I'm a sugar addict and should even touch it, I'd love to read about one of your successes.


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