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Wintersweet [Hardcover]

Tammy Donroe
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10 Oct 2013
Who says the winter months have to be bleak and barren? Author Tammy Donroe sees this season as an opportunity to stay inside, fire up the oven, and produce decadent desserts from the bounty of wholesome winter ingredients. Wintersweet encourages readers to make use of fresh, local ingredients for warming seasonal desserts. While summer farmers' markets are always overflowing with ripe produce, there's plenty to be had from November to March: squashes and pumpkins, parsnips and carrots, apples, pears, citrus of all types, and feel-good ingredients like nuts, cheese, and chocolate. The fresh and rustic recipes in Wintersweet push the envelope of traditional winter desserts like pumpkin or apple pies with such delicacies as Pear Cranberry Clafouti, Spicy Prune Cake with Penuche Frosting, Tangelo Sorbet, and Goat Cheese Cake with Dried Cherry Compote. Each chapter is devoted to different ingredients, ranging from Persimmons, Pomegranates, and Cranberries to Citrus, Cheese, and Dried Fruits, allowing readers to experiment with new and exciting ingredients for complex and delicious flavors. They taste even better when they can be found near your own backyard; Donroe provides resources for finding the best local farmers' markets and agricultural centers near you. Perfect for holiday gatherings or to warm the belly on a cold night, Wintersweet is the perfect dessert companion to make the year's coldest season a bit more festive.

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  • Hardcover: 244 pages
  • Publisher: Running Press (10 Oct 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0762445378
  • ISBN-13: 978-0762445370
  • Product Dimensions: 22.6 x 23.4 x 3.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 310,501 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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One of the "Top Cookbooks of 2013" --The Boston Globe "Wintersweet celebrates all that desserts have to offer in our coldest season." --USA Today "Tammy Donroe Inman, food writer and alumna of America's Test Kitchen, offers Wintersweet, in which she concentrates on desserts for all the cold-weather months, not just the Christmas season. The book serves as a reminder that, while almost every kind of produce is now available all year--often from thousands of miles away--the creative cook can produce outstanding fruit, nut and dairy desserts, even in winter, from locally grown ingredients that are really fresh, not just unfrozen. The desserts in Wintersweet are indeed ideal for a wintry evening." --The Wall Street Journal "These unintimidating recipes, organized by main ingredient (e.g., apples, pears, persimmons, citrus, tubers, nuts, cheese), will inspire bakers to see winter as a time of abundance, not scarcity...This weighty and beautifully photographed cookbook captures the season's best qualities." Library Journal starred review "The seasonally minded cook will delight in the ingenuity of this tome dedicated to the dark days of winter." --Publishers Weekly "You won't think of wintertime baking as boring ever again." --The Oregonian Inman gives new meaning to shelter from the storm. This enticing cookbook grew out of her desire to spend cold winter days next to a hot stove. The result is a collection of recipes for real people using readily available ingredients in their home kitchens. Sometimes basic and familiar, like Apple Cider Doughnuts -- sometimes slightly exotic, like Chocolate Pomegranite Pavlova -- sometimes elegant, like Salted Dark Chocolate Tart with Pistachios, Wintersweet will provide many happy afternoons in the kitchen. --Anna Jedrziewski, Retailing Insight This book is the gem of the pack...wonderful, craveable, sweet, hearty, and most of all executable recipes that make me almost pull for a dinner party in a snowstorm... The book is lavish. Lovely layout, happy finger-feel pages that invite you to settle into the world of Wintersweet, page by page, fabulous toothsome recipe by recipe. Buy this book for yourself. And on a cold, wintry, don't-go-out-night, have a dinner party with a menu crowned by one of these recipes, and invite in all the neighbors. They'll come cold and hungry." --Edible Boston "I knew instantly upon picking up this book that I would love it. After all, this is a time of year when my oven seems to be constantly warm and butter is nearly always on my shopping list, and here comes a book offering me dozens of fabulous new ways to keep up my baking momentum. But it's also in the way this book feels in my hands, the curling serifs in the font, and the simple beauty of each and every photograph -- it's one of those cookbooks: one that's as much a pleasure to page through while tucked on the couch as it is to cook from. ...Inman also has a magical way of matching familiar, beloved flavors with familiar, beloved desserts in ways that nonetheless feel completely new and surprising -- and also, somehow, inevitable. To wit, dishes like Maple Walnut Babka, Pear Cranberry Clafouti, and Rum Raisin Cheesecake Bars. Honestly, all the recipes in this book sound incredible. I feel like I need to just close my eyes and pick a page so that I stop changing my mind about which to make first." --thekitchn.com "The cover recipe is gorgeous and a fresh take on a classic -- a Chocolate Pomegranate Pavolva -- and the Warm Baked Persimmons with Honeyed Mascarpone, Salted Dark Chocolate Tart with Pistachios, Gingerbread Cake with Brandied Pears and Quark Coffee Cake recipes all entice." Chosen as one of the Best Baking Books for 2013- Bakepedia - The Baker's Resource (R)

About the Author

Tammy Donroe has spent years sourcing the best local ingredients, from apples to zucchini. Her philosophy is simple: the fresher, the better for health, for flavor, for the soul. A graduate of the Cambridge School of Culinary Arts, she worked at Cook's Illustrated magazine and its television spin-off America's Test Kitchen and Boston Magazine. She writes at her humorous, delicious food blog, Food on the Food. She lives just outside of Boston with her husband and two sons.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect puds for winter evenings 20 Mar 2014
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This is a beautiful, big book full of mouthwatering recipes using the best of winter's ingredients. Chapters on classics such as apples and pears are followed by more exotic fare such as persimmons and pomegranates. With the cold weather drawing in, I can't wait to work my way through so many delicious desserts. I think I'll start with the amazing chocolate pomegranate meringue on the cover.
There are a lot of baking books on the market but if you're looking for something new and exciting to bake this winter, this is definitely the book for you.
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It can be really easy to lose contact with the seasons here in London. With the exception of the changing times of the sunset and the coldness of the precipitation, there aren't a lot of indicators of the weather - I like to think of London as an earlier incarnation of Coruscant, the city which took over a planet.

But for most people, they're making a real effort to eat increasingly seasonal produce. Tammy Donroe Inman's Wintersweet is focused on winter desserts - especially those based on seasonal produce. It's an incredibly elegant book. Not only is it a beautifully bound hardback, but it contains quite a bit of advanced recipes, which would absolutely be worthy of impressing people at a dinner party. The book is divided into several chapters, with focuses on such season foods as winter fruit and nuts and chocolate. The book is a great idea for anyone who feels like improving their baking skills, coming up with new combinations and utilising new wintery ideas.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wintersweet Cook Book. 14 Jan 2014
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Really delighted with this cookery book. It has so many recipes in it that I am really looking forward to trying out.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Bring on winter! 20 Oct 2013
By Erin Puranananda - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
This is a fun book to read, which can't always be said of a cookbook, and the photographs are stunning. In this unpretentious, informative book, Ms. Inman’s desire to share the joy of baking shines through on every page. Her writing style and recipes are down to earth yet thought-provoking, easy to follow, and the results (of the half dozen I’ve made already) are delicious. I highly recommend this book to everyone but especially anyone who is embracing the farm-to-table movement.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing desserts and fun to read 13 Oct 2013
By master carpenter - Published on Amazon.com
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As I write this, the pear crostada is cooking. It smells divine. I usually don't make desserts that require I make a crust but this was so easy. I made the parsnip cupcakes a few days ago. And they tasted similar to carrot cake. Bravo. I love Tammy's blog (foodonthefood) so I wanted to try her cookbook. It surpassed my expectations. Plus the photos are beautiful!

Update on 2/5/2014
I bought copies for my mother and sister - they both raved. My mother made the lemon bars and my uncle (who formally prided himself on his own lemon bars) said these were the best he'd ever had.

Today is a snow day so with the kids home all day, it seemed time to bake. Wintersweet is our new "go to" cookbook. My son (age 10) picked the quark coffee cake (we sub'd sour cream) and he helped make it. My only issue is the second to last line which says "cool before serving" - what? With all that delicious smelling cinnamon? We couldn't wait and ate it hot.

I had some left over pears so I also made the pear sorbet. It was my first time - I shied away because of the wine which I thought the kids wouldn't like - but the alcohol cooks out and it tastes amazing! So thanks again Tammy.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great ideas 21 Jan 2014
By Phred Pharkel - Published on Amazon.com
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This book is quite different from any I have ever seen. The author did a great job in presenting sweet, comfort desserts for the winter and any other season.

Thanks to Tammy Donroe Inman - keep the books on coming.
5.0 out of 5 stars Delicious! 17 Jan 2014
By Susan J. Autz - Published on Amazon.com
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A beautiful book to look at, with recipes that are very doable with items already in the house -- Love it, and also purchased one each for my sister and sister-in -law -- they loved it as well!
5.0 out of 5 stars YUM. 22 Nov 2013
By Jennifer Costa - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
Cannot say enough good things about this cookbook. I love the fresh take on favorite ingredients. It has changed my attitude about winter!
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