Alice Medrich’s Cookies and Brownies

by Alice Medrich

ISBN-10: 044667818X
ISBN-13: 9780446678186
Region: USA
Publication Date: October, 2001
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About Alice Medrich’s Cookies and Brownies

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When foremost dessert chef Alice Medrich turned her attention to cookies, the most basic of desserts, something wonderful happened—an unparalleled collection of quick and easy recipes for the most deliciously dainty and divinely decadent cookies and brownies you’ll ever taste. Her name has become synonymous with rich, elegant, mouthwatering chocolate desserts. Now the award-winning dessert maven who’s been dubbed America’s “First Lady of Chocolate” by Entrepreneur magazine gives cookie lovers everywhere an irresistible treat: a world-class cookbook packed with more than fifty of Alice Medrich’s favorite foolproof and gloriously unfussy recipes for such sweet sensations as Chocolate Decadence Cookies, Lemon Wafers, Espresso Swirl Brownies, and Toffee Bars. A consummate professional who adheres to the highest standards, Alice Medrich also imparts the hard-won baking wisdom that has made her a culinary star. Here are her tricks and proper techniques for choosing ingredients, mixing, rolling, decorating, and baking that ensure consistently superior results...and elevate cookie baking to an art. Perfect for both serious "foodies" and novice cooks, gorgeously illustrated with twenty-five full-color photographs, Alice Medrich’s Cookies and Brownies is a celebration of fabulous cookies from a chef who knows—and delights in letting us in on-the secret.

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About Alice Medrich

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My career started with a hand-written recipe for the tiny cocoa-dusted chocolate truffles given to me by my Paris landlady in l973. I went on to make and sell those pure bittersweet truffles at the Pig by the Tail Charcuterie (a distant fond memory now) across the street from Chez Panisse in Berkeley CA in l973. This led to the accidental invention of the much larger so called “American” chocolate truffle (hand-dipped in un-tempered chocolate!) and the opening of my own chocolate dessert shop, Cocolat, in l976. Since the Cocolat days, I’ve written 7 cookbooks –the 8th to be published this fall—and won three cookbook of the year awards, taught cooking classes across the country, consulted with venerable chocolate companies as well as the newest cutting–edge chocolate entrepreneurs, appeared on TV with our beloved Julia Child and more. Today I continue to write, consult, teach, and experiment. I’m still learning and still having fun. (

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