From Publishers Weekly
Food writer and "ice cream person" Ferreira explores the possibilities of store-bought ice cream with recipes ranging from a richly decadent eggnog ice cream torte to an airy raspberry sorbet sandwich with cocoa meringues. While the author admits that ice cream is difficult to improve upon, she maintains that even the subtlest additiona twist of orange zest, a white chocolate drizzlecan make a big difference. There neednt be much arm-twisting herethe mouthwatering photography does the dirty work for her. Along with recipes for cakes, inventive shakes and malts, hand-held treats and a variety of toppings, Ferreira offers a buying guide and tips on the basics, such as softening and shaping ice cream. For the reader who wants to try something more daring, the book also contains recipes for homemade ice cream in traditional flavors like coffee, dark chocolate and vanilla bean.
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About the Author
Charity Ferreira is a staff food writer and recipe developer at Sunset Magazine. Her work ahs also appeared in Gourmet, Bon Appetit, and the Los Angeles Times. A graduate of the California Culinary Academy and former pastry chef, she lives in Oakland, California.
Leigh Beisch is a San Francisco-based photographer. Her work has appeared in many magazines, as well as in Olives, Anchovies, and Capers (0-8118-2494-2) and Cooking for the Week (0-8118-2128-5).