“Julie Richardson, co-author with Cory Schreiber of the fabulous Rustic Fruit Desserts, has written another winner with her newest cookbook, Vintage Cakes: Timeless Recipes for Cupcakes, Flips, Rolls, Layer, Angel, Bundt,Chiffon, and Icebox Cakes for Today’s Sweet Tooth (Ten Speed Press, $24). Julie spends most of her days baking cakes and other goodies for Baker & Spice, her bakery in southwest Portland, so this book is a perfectly baked project for her. Every recipe in this charmingly retro book is a walk down memory lane, from the plainest to the fanciest. After sifting through hundreds of cookbooks and recipes looking for classic American cake recipes, Julie selected the most inventive and delicious, tried and true recipes she could find. She then retooled them using the best ingredients and up-to-date techniques. The result? Gobsmackingly scrumptious cakes of all kinds that taste even better than you remember . . .”—Broadway Books,* Portland. Read more and buy Vintage Cakes, Flour Water Salt Yeast, Portland, Oregon Chef’s Table, Dishing Up Oregon, Dishing Up Washington and The Oregonian Cookbook from Broadway Books.
* 24 Days of Books posts are written by Sally McPherson, Roberta Dyer and Kate Bennison, all of Broadway Books