Saturday, March 10, 2012

Joy the Baker {cookbook review}

last month
an advance copy
of
joy the baker's new cookbook
arrived in the post

all
colorful and cheery
from the first visual
you know
who.joy. is.

i began to wonder
did she change her name
to meet her personality?
or is it just
a
wonderful coinkydink?

joy the baker cookbook
is
a great big
bubblegum pink
smiley face

only joy
can present
food
which
 on the surface
looks like stuff your face
after a brutal break-up
food
(chocolate hazelnut spread w/orange cream cheese grilled sandwiches)
in such a way
that you think

oh!

this would be a great treat
for a girlfriend's brunch
(buttermilk skillet cake with walnut praline topping)

or

grams 90th
(araby spice cake with lemon glaze)


or

an rainy afternoon, never get out of your pjs
all alone-comfy couch
 bridget jones double-feature
(single girl melty chocolate cake--chased by  parmesan seaweed popcorn
and maybe?--a  pineapple malted milkshake for the final act)

please don't misunderstand
this is not all fun and games

the recipes
are
 carefully crafted

wholesome ingredients
like flax seed and honey
weave into puds as casually
 as
well worn kickers at a rodeo
making it almost possible
to
say
not only is it good
it is good for ya'
without the accompanying
smirk and snicker

i have done a bit of baking with joy
flax seed crackers
baked coffee cake french toast
and
whole wheat honey and goat cheese drop biscuits

my smattered copy
sports plenty more
earmarked pages

definite, definite
wanna trys

chili cheese fries
dark chocolate and anise biscotti
chocolate and salty peanut butter ice cream
toasted coconut dutch baby
and
vegan pumpkin pecan bread

this book
like joy
is
charming

This post is part of the Joy the Baker Cookbook Spotlight and Cook-Off sponsored by Hyperion and hosted at girlichef

6 comments:

  1. Great review, in the spirit of the book, too! This spotlight cook-off was a lot of fun, can't wait for Joy's next book!

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  2. Such a fun review and I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed the book. Thanks so much for being a part of the Joy the Baker Cookbook Spotlight & Cook-Off, Christy! =)

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  3. Chili cheese fries...drool!
    Nice review.

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  4. Yep, Joy's book is a book for all the special moments in life. I made and loved the baked coffee cake french toast too - yum! So glad to bake along with you for the spotlight!

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  5. Such a sweet review!! I had a blast in this cooking spotlight!

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  6. Great review!I love her book!

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