Espresso and Nut Sponge Cake from Gizzi Erskine

Espresso and Nut Sponge Cake from Gizzi Erskine

Sometimes it is fun to confuse people. At her cooking school in New York City, Cooking by the Book, Suzi employs a staff of twenty with many professional chefs. We offered one of them, a superb dessert maven, a bite of this cake. He tasted, he smiled, then he scowled....
Gingerbread Latte Cake from John Whaite

Gingerbread Latte Cake from John Whaite

Sunday is Superbowl and this week I’m posting recipes for Super Sunday Supper. Of course, the most important part of the meal is dessert, so let’s get right to it. In her lovely book Gizzi’s Seasons Eatings, Gizzi Erskine provides a spectacular dessert. That picture...
Fudge Cake from What Can I Bring?

Fudge Cake from What Can I Bring?

In the impressive and delightful What Can I Bring? Elizabeth Heiskell covers a lot of territory. On display her is true Southern food, comfort food to be sure, authentic to the last detail, and powerful in every bite. This is her recreation of one of her mother’s...