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text 2017-06-10 03:03
Baking Powder Wars by Linda Civitello
Baking Powder Wars: The Cutthroat Food Fight that Revolutionized Cooking (Heartland Foodways) - Linda Civitello


 I find history truly fascinating, from the changes we can read and see in people, culture, places. One thing that connects us more is none other then food. Food history is just as rich as it showcases the culture impact every day food such as Baking Powder had on us,that today we take for granted.

 Linda Covitello packs in so much history from the 19th century to today in how Baking Power changed the way we cook and in some cases changed the world.
Covitello just doesn't talk about baking power, but takes the reader along as you see how women, homemakers,bakers and later inventors used to cook before baking powder with old recipes, dairy entries and digging deep into our history from America to Britain and all over.

While I truly enjoyed the history, at times I felt that Covitello put a little to much info, making the reading at times a bit slower or something we had to slog through to get at the meat of the matter. This was a double edge sword though. One had to understand this to understand how it effect that. While this balancing act was troublesome, it didn't take away to much from the book overall.

  For those who love history to cooking, this is a fun book to dig into and learn how something as simple as baking powder changed the world around us.

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text 2017-04-19 01:46
Curioser and curiouser, more library ebook finds
Bourbon Desserts - Lynn Marie Hulsman
The Boozy Baker: 75 Recipes for Spirited Sweets - Lucy Baker
The Drunken Botanist - Amy Stewart

I just gotta try some of these recipes

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review 2017-04-11 20:52
Behind the Beautiful Bakes
The Art of Baking Blind: A Novel - Sarah Vaughan


As a fan of The Great British Bakeoff this was too temping to pass up. I don't think I even read the books description all the way before I was purchasing it. "What a joy" see I sounded like Mary there didn't I ? LOL

So this book takes you into the live of a cooking contest and into the lives of the contestants. What is driving them, who is behind them, where did they come from, where are their hearts ? 

I could hear "bake" and see the people scrambling to get their crusts and rises done in time. It is about the bakes, and so much more. *Warning do not read while hungry. There are cakes, biscuits, pies, pastries and things I've never seen but would be more than willing to taste. Life does not begin and end in the test kitchen for these people, they have a home life. Each contestant has a life, some filled with drama, abandonment, self-esteem issues and more. Baking and stepping out into the spotlight changes each of them, brings things left in the dark for years to the surface. Emotionally charged, changes each better than when they started. I cheered for each of them through the contest and I felt the truly best baker won in the end. Woot Woot ________ !

I really loved listening to this audiobook. The narration was fantastic. It was a feel good read about good realistic people and baking.

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text 2017-04-06 22:33
Reading progress update: I've read 65%.
The Art of Baking Blind: A Novel - Sarah Vaughan

Nigel is a complete arse !

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review 2017-04-05 16:51
Baking Class by Deanna F. Cook
Baking Class: 50 Fun Recipes Kids Will Love to Bake! - Deanna F. Cook

As a seasoned veteran in the kitchen Some of this book was a bit below me so to speak. It is written more on the kid level. BUT I did find some amazing recipes and even learned a thing or to. No matter how much you think you know about something there is always room for improvement and sometimes we just need to go back to the basics if for nothing else then  refresher course. If you are a beginner this book is great. It teaches tips and tricks as well as a whole bunch of wonderful recipes.. I lie how the recipes were broken down into categories. There are some no bake recipes included as well. This book is a great addition to any kitchen. I truly believe in letting kids help in the kitchen,  I even let my 2 year old help me. How else are they going to learn to feed themselves if we do not take the time to show them how to do it? This book like I said is geared more towards kids and beginners. Honestly it will help take some of the stress off of you as a parent/teacher to start with books like this because it will let you remember the whole time you are dealing with children and beginners. 



I received this book from the Author or Publisher via Netgalley.com to read and review.

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