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The 50 Best Cheesecakes in the World: The Winning Recipes from the Nationwide "Love that Cheesecake" Contest Paperback – June 15, 1993


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin; 1 edition (June 15, 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0312092393
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312092399
  • Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 0.5 x 5.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #270,065 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From Publishers Weekly

If there is any doubt that cheesecake is America's favorite dessert, then this miniature volume may reaffirm the notion. The collection includes an array of recipes chosen from winners of the "Love That Cheesecake" contest and from some of the country's most famous restaurants. The 50 best selections include "Desert Storm," "Tropical Passion," "Old-Fashioned Goodness" and "Citrus Cloud." Obscurely organized by pan size and given gratuitous anecdotes, the recipes have a saccharine tone. The basic steps are minimal, with few variations given in crust. Nevertheless, the Zismans ( 55 Best Brownies in the World ; 47 Best Chocolate Chip Cookies in the World ) should be thanked for their practical tips. For those novice bakers who are guilty of covering up cracks or "character lines" with huge amounts of fillings, fresh fruits or sauces, for instance, try baking with the springform pan immersed in a roasting pan half filled with water. The results should prove visually appealing.
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Library Journal

Cheesecake continues to be one of America's favorite desserts; even the ever-increasing numbers of low-fat dessert cookbooks are filled with recipes for cheesecake. The Zismans, authors of several other titles in this series ( The 55 Best Brownies in the World , LJ 6/15/92; The 47 Best Chocolate Chip Cookies , St. Martin's, 1983), present the top 50 entries in a recent nationwide contest, along with a dozen or so recipes from famous restaurants across the country. For larger collections.
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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Customer Reviews

Wish this little book with tiny printing.
Barb
I have not tried any of the recipes yet but I have looked it over the some of them sound very yummy!
Peter J. Day
I love this book and can't imagine making a cheesecake without it!
Don't make me write fluff, just let me get to the point

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69 of 70 people found the following review helpful By Meg Donahue on March 27, 2001
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This little book may seem at first very plain... no colorful pictures inside, no glossy pages. But it does what you want a cheesecake cookbook to do: it gives you 50 mouth-watering recipes, plus 17 extra recipes from "special places" such as The Plaza Hotel and The Regent Beverly Wilshire (all of which are simple enough for the average baker to handle).
The lack of pictures is a plus for me. I don't find myself stressing over whether or not my finished product looks as perfect as the one in the photo, as I do with other cheesecake cookbooks with pictures.
The book has yet another bonus: instructions on how to avoid cracks forming in the cheesecake as it bakes, how to give a cheesecake away without giving away the bottom of your springform pan, and how to slice the cheesecake as perfectly as restaurants do.
Overall, a great buy.
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Don't make me write fluff, just let me get to the point on July 9, 2006
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This is the first cheesecake cookbook I bought. I found it easy to substitute other ingredients to change the flavor of a given cheescake. My friends think I'm a cheesecake guru and beg me to bring a cheesecake to parties and get togethers. They even offer to purchase the ingredients. I love this book and can't imagine making a cheesecake without it! It easy to make a great cheesecake when the recipes are so easy to follow.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By NuJoi VINE VOICE on October 22, 2005
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This tiny book solved all my cheesecake problems. The recipes are good and the background info on pages 6-15 was well worth the price of the book. There are no photos of the recipes, but who needs one when your own will come out perfect?
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Ayca Gurelman on June 4, 2007
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i love that book! First of all, the recipes are great, i tried one of the recipes this weekend and result was wonderful. I got some requests from my friends for more cheesecakes in the future gatherings!

And also it is very practical in size, you can put it in your bag and go to the supermarket for shopping, or put it on the kitchen counter without reserving too much space.

And I saw there are a couple of egg-free recipes, which i have not tried yet (but i will soon). That gives some options for egg-allergics, or to the lacto-vegetarians..
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By C. L. Marcase on October 16, 2007
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I do a bit of catering, and needed some interesting cheesecake recipes for a luncheon. Ordering this little book, was the best idea! There are no photos, but it really was not an issue for me. The text was interesting, and I also learned some tips on how to slice and serve the cheesecake. Four cheesecakes later, folks are talking about the luncheon, mainly the cheesecakes! I think I will get the other books by this author, they surely will be great too!
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31 of 38 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 18, 2001
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This is a nice little booklet, with a diversity of cheesecake recipes in it. There are no hard to find ingredients listed, and directions are clear for everyone to understand. No fancy techniques needed. It's a small sized book with only recipes, no pictures or coffee table quality intentions. The only purpose is obviously to list recipes that will accomodate every taste.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By kathylee12 on January 9, 2011
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This cookbook has a bunch of really good recipies with easy to follow instructions. However, the book is pretty small and the recipies cover 2-3 pages making it a little harder to follow. Also there are zero pictures which makes baking cheesecakes for the first time a little daunting. Good recipies, not so great packaging.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By lee slagle jr. on January 24, 2014
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I was really surprised how good some of the recipes were for anyone reading this i would recommend buy this book
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