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Green Market Baking Book: 100 Delicious Recipes for Naturally Sweet & Savory Treats Hardcover – January 4, 2011
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Top Customer Reviews
Laura Martin has curated over 100 recipes from some of the best chefs and bakers in the slow food movement. Many are gluten or dairy free (or she explains how you can use that option).
The introductory chapters are quite informative and includes
- why eat local, seasonal, organic, and natural
- description and explanation of ingredients
- pantry list
- substitution guidelines for flours and sugars
The recipes themselves are divided into spring, summer, fall, and winter and includes an introduction on choosing produce. Unfortunately, with baking a lot of the recipes don't quite fit into those categories, so I think it could have been organized in a more helpful manner. Especially since at least in Michigan the seasons are so short that fruits (especially berries) are frozen for baking later anyway.
I found myself marking several of the recipes to try, and did make Energy Bars, Blueberry and Corn Skillet Bread, and Honey Wheat Bread. All of them turned out, although somehow the oven temp was omitted in the Honey Wheat Bread recipe. I figured it out by checking other bread recipes to see what temps those were baked at.
Concluding the book are chapters on
- preserving the harvest
- growing your own
- sample menus
- contributor biographies
which were nice but not necessary as the star really is the recipes. Oh, and the index is nice and thorough-something I've come to appreciate as I've added to my cookbook collection.
If you're looking for an everyday sort of baking book, this is one to consider.
Now for the reason I gave the book four stars instead of five. I worry about some of the nutritional advice given in this book.is questionable. I'll focus on the one major point I have. I'm all for eating less refined sugar and helping the little guy but the suggestion that we should avoid anything sugarcane based/derived is just absurd. Moreover most (if not all) of the "natural" sweeteners mentioned can be just as detrimental to your health as white sugar. And molasses, particularly black strap is full of calcium and iron an other stuff.
Also, the tone felt condescending sometimes.
I'll give an update on the Beet Cake.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I am so impressed with it's artful presentation, wisdom, and practical use! I would recommend it to the beginner and epicurian alike!Published on December 13, 2013 by Amazon Customer
The receives are easy to follow and they offer many tips to baking without refined sugar. A must have to any health conscious baker.Published on March 22, 2013 by Heidi
I got this book out of my local library and wanted a copy for myself. The book I purchased was in excellent condition.Published on April 20, 2012 by Maiasgram
I LOVE this cookbook for so many reasons.
1) It's gorgeous; the drawings are so beautiful.
2) Who knew that you could bake so many delicious recipes without refined... Read more
It is a wonderful book giving us an alternative to leaning on sugar as a sweetner. I would like to see more recipes If I were to voice a complaint it would be that I would like... Read morePublished on March 29, 2011 by genya
This is a gorgeous book filled with innovative and satisfying recipes from world-renowned chefs, food bloggers, and home-cooks alike. Read morePublished on February 8, 2011 by The Tomato Tart