Perhaps you’ve heard of Nick Malgieri: former Executive pastry chef of Windows on the World, author of too many cookbooks to count, winner of too many awards to count, current director of the baking program at the Institute of Culinary Education, has cooked on television with the likes of Julia Child and Martha Stewart… Best if you read the long and impressive biography HERE. See? And I got to meet him. Not only meet Mr. Malgieri, but have lunch with Mr. Malgieri. And while I can hope that such baking greatness and knowledge can float across a restaurant table, I’m pleased to have that (transportable) greatness and knowledge packaged between the covers of Mr. Malgieri’s latest book: bake! Essential Techniques for Baking Perfection.
Have I convinced you of the glory? Well, after I got my hands on my very own bake!, you know what I did? Kind, giving moi? I went to the bookstore (actually, two bookstores, as the bookstore by my house has a pitiful cooking section) and bought you a copy, too. With my very own money. Which means no one is paying me to write this rave review. And also because I’m not giving up my courtesy copy. So to…
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