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Baking from the Heart: Our Nation's Best Bakers Share Cherished Recipes for The Great American Bake Sale (A Share Our Strength Book to Fight Hunger) Hardcover – Bargain Price, September 28, 2004


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  • Hardcover: 304 pages
  • ISBN-10: 0767916395
  • ASIN: B000C4SGWI
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 7.3 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,551,633 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Publishers Weekly

Inspired by the annual fundraising bake sale of Share Our Strength, a nationwide anti-hunger organization, this volume contains 100 recipes for cookies, brownies, cakes and other sweet treats, contributed by an impressive array of 54 American culinary standouts. Rosen (Midnight Snacks; Cooking from the Heart) convinced such well-known pastry chefs as François Payard, who launched Manhattan’s Restaurant Daniel with Daniel Boulud, and nationally renowned dessert teacher Maida Heatter to supply recipes for their enticing versions of bake sale fare. A biography of the contributing chef accompanies each recipe, along with tips for making the recipe bake-sale friendly, should that, in fact, be the goal. Easy-to-follow entries range from indulgently homey, like Joanne Chang’s Homemade Oreos®, to intriguing, like Jimmy Schmidt’s Black Walnut Pound Cake with a Ginger-Black Pepper Glaze. This is a warmly rendered, appealing collection.
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A portion of the book’s proceeds will benefit Share Our Strength, one of the nation’s leading organizations in the fight against hunger and poverty.

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More About the Author

Greetings and thanks for welcoming me into your home. Since I write books for both young readers and adults, I've cooked up two long-winded paragraphs.

Kids first: So, I'm the author of some four dozen books for children of all ages. New titles including SAILING THE UNKNOWN: Around the World with Captain Cook; MY DOG! A Kid's Guide to Keeping a Happy & Healthy Dog (the ideal go-to dog guide for families); a pop-up book with Robert Sabuda, CHANUKAH LIGHTS, winner of the Sydney Taylor Award; and THE HOUND DOG'S HAIKU and Other Poems for Dog Lovers.
Other favorites are The Cuckoo's Haiku and Other Poems for Birders; Our Farm: Four Seasons with Five Kids on One Family's Farm (which I both wrote and illustrated with some 400 photographs); A Drive in the Country; Don't Shoot!; A School for Pompey Walker, and Elijah's Angel. (And, yes, there's the Britiish Michael--no "J."--Rosen whose many books are often confused with mine.) For over 35 years, ever since working as a counselor, water-safety instructor, and art teacher at local community centers, I've been engaged with young children, their parents and teachers. As a visiting author, in-service speaker, and workshop leader, I frequently travel to schools and conferences around the nation, sharing stories, poems, creativity, and humor.

Several of my books here show my work as editor/anthologist or illustrator. It has been my privilege to have enlisted hundreds of other authors and artists to create 15 philanthropic books that aid in the fight to end childhood hunger through Share Our Strength's national efforts, or that offer care to less fortunate companion animals through The Company of Animals Fund, a granting program I administered for a dozen years.

Now, for adults. I can start by saying I'm a poet. I went to Columbia from 1979-1981, and received my MFA there. Poems are now collected in three volumes, which are all featured here at Amazon. Moving home to Ohio, I worked as an illustrator (while in NYC, I began selling spot illustrations to The New Yorker and Gourmet magazines); one of my first real clients was The Thurber House, the soon-to-be-restored home of Columbus's native son, James Thurber. For almost twenty years, I helped to restore the home, develop the programs there, and edit much of Thurber's uncollected work. (Those volumes are also featured here.) It was there, I began to edit short story anthologies, commission great writers to contribute to books about dogs, horses, and even VW Beetles. That's also where I started Mirth of a Nation, a three-volume humor biennial that constitutes almost 2,000 pages of the best contemporary humor.

Otherwise, my Website has a good deal about my life on the 100-acre farm I share in Central Ohio. Thanks again for reading along with me.

www.fidosopher.com

for lots more about MY DOG!, including recipes, training tips, cool projects, games, and so forth: www.workman.com/mydog

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The homemade oreos are wonderful and fun to make.
Nilla
The Pumpkin Loaf Cake with Chocolate chips and the Chocolate Rasperry Chess Pie were both delicious and fairly easy to make.
A. Zganjar
Now I want to try literally every recipe in the book starting with the Flan Almendrado.
Debbie S. Shore

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Nilla on December 22, 2005
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I really enjoy this book. There is a cinnamon roll recipe in here that is to die for! The homemade oreos are wonderful and fun to make. The stories are interesting to read. There is many recipes in here that I would never make but when there is a book like this with such a variety of recipes, that is bound to happen. I collect baking cookbooks and one of the reasons that I purchased this one is because there is recipes in here that I have not seen in any other book. Very original.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A. Zganjar on November 2, 2004
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I bought this book as a thank you gift for two friends who love to bake, but after reading through it, I decided I had to have one for myself. The Pumpkin Loaf Cake with Chocolate chips and the Chocolate Rasperry Chess Pie were both delicious and fairly easy to make. I have to say that I've never enjoyed reading a cookbook as much as this one. The stories are so much fun to read. If you like to bake, or want to start baking, you will really enjoy this collection - and knowing that proceeds will go to fight hunger makes it that much better.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Debbie S. Shore on November 29, 2004
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I'm not sure what I enjoyed the most - the photos, the recipes or the stories. Like so many people, I've had a love of cooking and fear of baking... until Baking From The Heart. While thumbing through my new copy, I stopped at Mohn Kickle, a poppy seed cookie I grew up eating but hadn't heard of or thought about in 20 years. As I read the introductory story by chef Lora Brody, I couldn't stop laughing as she shares hilarious stories about her parent's culinary skills. I decided to bake something that my 2 1/2 year old would enjoy and settled on David Lebovitz's peppermint patties. We loved them - as did everyone in my office the next day. I felt like such a big shot, making candy at virtually my first baking attempt. I hit a few bumps along the way but in the end, they looked and tasted delicious. Now I want to try literally every recipe in the book starting with the Flan Almendrado.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By M. Murphy on November 24, 2004
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A beautiful book. Not your average cook book - the contributors to this book share with you where their recipe comes from - most often a family recipe passed down over time. A great gift (especially when paired with Cooking from the Heart) and a great opportunity to support Share Our Strength.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By L. Forster on November 3, 2004
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Just in time for the holidays, this book has great recipes for those you love with sweet tooths. My personal favorites are the luscious peppermint patties and the homemade Oreos! Plus, I love the anecdotes by each chef. It makes each recipe much more personal. I love this book and I think you will too.
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