The Village Baker's Wife: The Desserts and Pastries that Made Gayle's Famous

The Village Baker s Wife The Desserts and Pastries that Made Gayle s Famous Copyright by Joe and Gayle Ortiz This is a rags to riches story of how Gayle began selling her homemade croissants and in time it became one of the finest and largest bakeries in the country

  • Title: The Village Baker's Wife: The Desserts and Pastries that Made Gayle's Famous
  • Author: Joe Ortiz
  • ISBN: 9780898158694
  • Page: 249
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 1997 Copyright by Joe and Gayle Ortiz This is a rags to riches story of how Gayle began selling her homemade croissants and in time it became one of the finest and largest bakeries in the country.

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    1. I got this because I was feeling nostalgic - I'm from the area near Gayle's, and the bakery is a true institution there. And, I should add, it deserves its reputation.But, home-town connections aside, I feel this is a very good book. Unlike a lot of cookbooks that I've seen based off of a restaurant's repertoire, this book spends a portion focusing on the basics, on the building blocks of good baking. I appreciate the way the cake section is handled especially. This isn't the best book for learn [...]

    2. Title intrigued, a cookbook with a "The (insert profession)'s Wife" - As it turns out she is a baker too. Apart from many enticing recipes, the promotional blurb promised essays on people of influence. I did not find essays, rather there are briefly written tributes to people, special to the bakery nonetheless. Good reading and good eating go together. I was disappointed that the reading portion is mediocre.

    3. I grew up going to Gayle's Bakery, so I got this book mostly for sentimental reasons. I have yet to make anything from it as the recipes generally seem rather time consuming, but I want as the bakery's items are soooooo delicious. Someday soon though!

    4. Fun to read, beautiful to look at, but life is too short to make most of these recipes. I did enjoy reading about OTHERS making them though.

    5. I looked for this book forever. And I'm so happy now that I have my own copy! I love the stories that go along with how some recipes were obtained. Now I just need to go visit Gayle's Bakery Mmmm.

    6. To be honest, I never made it past the thumbprint cookies. They are so awesome and simple to make. This cookbook is on my shortlist of cookbooks that I keep checking it out of the library.

    7. In fairness, this is based almost entirely on one recipe for ginger molasses cookies. But it is an easy recipe and we all love them :-)

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