Seasonal Fruit Desserts

Seasonal Fruit Desserts

From Orchard, Farm, and Market

Book - 2010
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Deborah Madison, author of the bestselling Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone, has enlightened millions of Americans about the joys of vegetarian cuisine. Now, after six books for the savoury palate, she's finally introducing us to her spectacular fruit desserts-more than 175 easy recipes that are as delicious as they are healthful. Have you ever bitten into a ripe, fragrant strawberry? Or a luscious peach, its juice dripping down your chin? Or a pear that explodes with flavor? Sometimes fruit, all by itself, just seems like the perfect end to a meal. Now, In Seasonal Fruit Desserts: From Orchard, Farm, and Market, Deborah Madison manages to improve on perfection, turning all of your favorite seasonal fruits into a cornucopia of decadent tarts, pies, puddings, and cakes. Most of us find it difficult to incorporate enough fruit into our diets but with more than 175 recipes in this book, you'll find plenty of new, healthy and totally pleasurable ideas. Dessert doesn't need to be a complicated and time-consuming task after you have prepared a whole meal. These simple and flavorful recipes are easy to master and will delight your family and guests. As an expert on local produce, Madison shows us the best fruit pairings for any season and where to find them all over the country. Did you know that the season for mangoes and strawberries overlap in Southern California making them a natural pair? Or that between November and April, there are plenty of citrus varieties-like Dancy mandarins, Fairchilds, Clementines, or honey tangerines-that find their way to shelves and markets? With recipes like Wild Blueberry Tart in a Brown Sugar Crust, Strawberries in Red Wine Syrup, Winter Squash Cake with Dates, Hazelnut-Stuffed Peaches and Apricot Fold-Over Pie, and even simple and beautiful combinations of fruits with the right cheeses, you will be introduced to many varieties of fruit from the exotic to the heirloom and dessert will be your new favorite meal of the day.
Publisher: New York : Broadway Books, c2010
Edition: 1st ed. --
ISBN: 9780767916295
Branch Call Number: 641.86 Mad 3558ad 1
Characteristics: x, 278 p. :,col. ill
Alternative Title: Desserts


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Feb 07, 2011

I wanted to like this book... I like a number of other Deborah Madison titles. But, sadly, I do not like it. It annoys me, in fact.

No mention of gooseberries. Only one mention of currants. Most recipes... yes, most... are actually recipes for a cake, tart, or savory item that would be nice when SERVED WITH FRUIT ON THE SIDE. Another heavy dose of the recipes are essentially just pairings... naming a fruit and a specific cheese and nut that goes well with it... or listing a "recipe" for pawpaws with a following descriptive paragraph that tells you to eat a pawpaw as is because it's so delicious as nature made it.

Um... maybe she forgot this is a cookbook? Or maybe she never intended it to be a cookbook... but if so she should have changed her table of contents layout and maybe made clear mention of this since her career revolves around, what... that's right, writing cookbooks!

Final note... many of the fruits she identifies are predominantly available in southern/warmer states. I find references to fruits she finds in her New Mexico farmer's market to be completely infuriating when I am located in Kansas and don't have access to the same depth of produce.

Sorry. Again, I WANTED to like it!

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