—Deborah Madison, author of Vegetable Literacy and The New Vegetarian Cooking For Everyone
"Samantha Seneviratne has a fresh approach to what can feel like a tired niche — the baking book. She organizes her beautifully photographed cookbook by spice, so chapters are sorted by cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla and so on. It's a different way to peruse — and be inspired by — a baking book. And tucked inside those chapters are approachable and creative takes on classic treats. "
—J.M. Hirsch, Associated Press
"This is a gorgeously imagined and photographed book with a warm-hearted spirit. Seneviratne’s instructions are welcoming and informative. She offers well researched spice intel and clear baking cues."
“The straightforward recipes are great for novice bakers (ahem, me) and also help use up spices that would otherwise be gathering dust. Plus, Seneviratne’s Connecticut-by-way-of-Sri-Lanka stories about family are totally charming. And sugar-phobes are in the clear, too, since most of the recipes are pretty low in that department.”
—Mallory Schultz, Bon Appetit
"With beautiful, understated photos, a history of each spice's production and use over the centuries, and lovely stories about Sri Lanka and Seneviratne's grandparents, The New Sugar and Spice is a baker's dream come true."
—Jessica Howard, Shelf Awareness
About the Author
SAMANTHA SENEVIRATNE was a food editor at Good Housekeeping, Fine Cooking, and Martha Stewart’s Everyday Food before starting her blog Love, Cake, which was a 2015 finalist for the Saveur Blog Awards. She is also a recipe developer, food stylist, and the author of The New Sugar and Spice and Gluten-Free for Good. She lives in New York City.