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Dessert Person: Recipes and Guidance for Baking with Confidence Hardcover – Illustrated, 20 October 2020

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"This is a wonderful book for experienced bakers--there are plenty of surprises and challenges--and an ideal one for beginners. Look at the Recipe Matrix, choose an easy recipe that doesn't take much time, follow Claire's directions, and chalk up your first win. If you're not already a dessert person, Claire will make you one."--Dorie Greenspan, author of Dorie's Cookies and Everyday Dorie

"Claire Saffitz is a skillful and imaginative baker with a knack for writing beautiful recipes. Her gorgeous book will unleash the inner dessert person in a novice and inspire those who know their way around a pastry kitchen. It certainly has a place on my shelf."--Claudia Fleming, chef and author of The Last Course

" I've always been a fan of Claire's work at Bon Appétit, and I am most definitely a dessert person, so this book really appeals to me. Her recipes all have modern twists of flavor, but at their core they are the familiar bakes we always want to get into the kitchen for."--Claire Ptak, Violet Cakes director

Claire's easier take on the French galette des rois will win over those who want to make one with less fuss, and have more fun doing it. If anyone can turn you into a dessert person, it's Claire. You'll want to make everything in this book, as I do."--David Lebovitz, author My Paris Kitchen and Drinking French

"If you know Claire (and how could you not?), gourmet Doritos and Skittles may come to mind, but she's got so much more up her flour-dusted sleeve. From the subtle flavors of a pear and chestnut cake to miso-spiked buttermilk biscuits, Dessert Person is Claire's personal dissertation on baking."--Stella Parks, author of BraveTart: Iconic American Desserts

" As a lover of all-things-dessert, I instantly identified the same in Claire--a sister in search for creative, delicious ingredients rooted in classic baking technique. She has that rare combination of creative generosity crossed with baking-professor that the very best authors can convey in a book, and it will make this one a classic."--Elisabeth Prueitt, founder, Tartine

"Dessert is last in a meal but first in many people's hearts. It also, beneath the sweetness, requires a sophisticated mix of time management, architectural thinking, visual seduction, and unexpected restraint. As these recipes prove, Claire Saffitz has all of that, and more."--Questlove

"Does any chef have a more reassuring and trustworthy voice than Claire Saffitz? Equal parts tireless, hyper-organized technician and empathic cheerleader, Claire presents one of the most convincing arguments I've ever read for diving into the world of baking. If anybody can fell the wall that divides home cooks and home bakers, it's Claire, with her thoroughly modern yet classically elegant desserts."--Natasha Pickowicz, Pastry Chef

"Exceptional . . . This should become a go-to reference for any home baker."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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In her first cookbook, Bon Appetit and YouTube star of the show Gourmet Makes offers wisdom, problem-solving strategies, and more than 100 meticulously tested, creative, and inspiring recipes.

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ CROWN; Illustrated edition (20 October 2020)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 368 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1984826964
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1984826961
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 21.03 x 3.05 x 28.58 cm
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Claire Saffitz is a freelance recipe developer and video host. Previously, she was Senior Food Editor at Bon App&eacute;tit magazine, where she worked for five years in the test kitchen. She is currently the host of the series Gourmet Makes on the Bon App&eacute;tit YouTube channel, where she uses her classical pastry knowledge to reverse engineer popular snack foods and candy.

Claire was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri and now lives in New York City. She graduated with honors from Harvard University in 2009, studied classic French cuisine and pastry at &Eacute;cole Gr&eacute;goire Ferrandi in Paris in 2012, and completed her Masters degree in History at McGill University in 2014, where she focused on culinary History in the Early Modern Era.

Her first cookbook, Dessert Person, published by Clarkson Potter, debuts in October 2020. Dessert Person is a celebration of baking and pastry and all things sweet. But to Claire, being a self-described &quot;dessert person&quot; is also an attitude; it’s about embracing cooking and eating as fundamental sources of pleasure. This book empowers reluctant home bakers to bake with more confidence and approach food with greater joy, because anyone can be a dessert person -- even people who think they’re not.

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Reviewed in the United States on 23 October 2020
Three days ago, my wife tells me about Claire (formally of to that show Bon Appétit) has came out with a new cookbook. I preordered it immediately.

Today, After reading about half of it, she said “I’ve noticed something.... Do you remember how well Claire explained things in her videos? This book is written just as throughly with out being overload with TMI or lacking with not enough. It’s written perfectly.”

Lastly, she says, “everything is sooo pretty!!”.

I love cooking with my wife and I look forward to making some of these delicious looking recipes for our family to enjoy.

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