Tag: David Lebovitz

Double Berry Shortcake

Double Berry Shortcake

It’s berry time! And while nothing beats a juice-stained handful straight off the vine (or out of the carton), Double Berry Shortcake with Orange Biscuits and Honey Cream comes mighty close.

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Spring Baking: We’ve Got You Covered

Spring Baking: We’ve Got You Covered

| May 3, 2010 | 0 Comments

Need a little inspiration to begin your spring baking projects? Friends showing you up at potlucks? In this post, Megan Gordon shares her picks for online finds that will get you prepared and inspired to hop in the kitchen and start baking.

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On My Shelf: Ready for Dessert

On My Shelf: Ready for Dessert

| April 9, 2010 | 2 Comments

My copy of Lebovitz’s book is already stained (with coffee) from just looking at it. It’s the best type of food porn available: high production values (great recipes and gorgeous photography by Maren Caruso); a cast of stars (Chocolate Orbit Cake, Kumquat Sticky Toffee Pudding, Apple-Quince Tarte Tatin) that are hot, but not out of reach; and a writer who supplies, if not a story line, then enough anecdotes to keep me interested (The Racine’s Cake recipe was, after all, found written on a men’s room wall). It’s one sexy book.

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Celebrating Spring with Lemon Desserts

Celebrating Spring with Lemon Desserts

| March 29, 2010 | 0 Comments

Spring has sprung in the city! There is asparagus in the markets, flowers popping up at the corner store by my place, and it’s no longer getting dark at 5:30. Hallelujah. For me, that generally means going for runs after work instead of hunkering down, making lots of fresh salads for dinner, and doing a little spring time baking. So here is a lovely recipe for a lemon pudding cake — I made it with lemons from my mom’s tree in Marin and had the other ingredients in the fridge. It’s relatively simple, light, and perfectly tart.

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Sparkling Citrus Gelée for New Year’s Eve

Sparkling Citrus Gelée for New Year’s Eve

| December 30, 2009 | 0 Comments

Raise a toast to Sparkling Citrus Gelée, a New Year’s Eve-worthy dessert that can be eaten by just about everyone at your dinner party, and that looks gorgeous to boot.

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On My Shelf: The Sweet Life in Paris

On My Shelf: The Sweet Life in Paris

| June 19, 2009 | 0 Comments

There are myriad guidebooks to Paris: Pudlow, Michelin, and Lonely Planet, to name a few and all of them worth the money. They tell you where eat, where to stay, and what to see.

And then, of course, there are guidebooks to Paris– those that tell you all of the above plus a little bit more, like how to navigate unfamiliar social customs, how to blend in with the landscape– in short, how not appear as though one has arrived from Central Casting to play the Ugly American. The Sweet Life in Paris by David Lebovitz is that and a bit more.

It has recipes. Lots and lots of recipes.

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Passover and Easter Bunny Cake

Passover and Easter Bunny Cake

There is a tradition in my house around this time of year. Come Easter Sunday, a cake must be made, and it must be made in the shape of a bunny or a lamb, using a special bunny- or lamb-shaped cake pan (preferably the one passed along to me by my mother, from her mother). Once the cake is baked, it’s frosted with white icing and lavished with pastel-dyed coconut (to represent bunny fur or lambswool, if bunnies had a thing for Manic Panic hair color). Jelly beans stand in for eyes, mouth, and general bejeweling. The type of cake–white, yellow, lemon–is less important than the fabulousness of the decoration.

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Eat Me, David, and Ezra: Web Crushes

Eat Me, David, and Ezra: Web Crushes

| March 27, 2009 | 2 Comments

I spend entirely too much time on the Internet. Sometimes I’m working, sometimes I go into a Facebook Scramble trance, and other times, I am taking a look at what other food bloggers are doing.

There are, for better or for worse, a dizzying amount of food blogs out there. And most of them are, frankly, crap unappetizing. The sinister flash photography, the “look-what-I-had-for-dinner” sharing, the heavy reliance on the exclamation point, the word “yummy” or the suffix “-icious.” It’s enough make me show you what-I-had-for-dinner. After I have eaten it.

And don’t get me started on the number of cupcake blogs out there or I shall cry.

Fortunately, there are a few places of refuge: sites that sparkle like the Emerald City set against the background of a sky blackened by millions of flying, food blogging monkeys.

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CupcakeCamp & Black Bottom Cupcake Recipe

CupcakeCamp & Black Bottom Cupcake Recipe

| May 28, 2008 | 0 Comments

Calling all cupcake lovers! Make them or buy them and share or just eat them, this Sunday at CupcakeCamp. Cupcake tastings will be scheduled at different time slots (e.g. by flavor, baker, or store) and categories to be judged include Best Frosting (flavor), Best Cake, Most Creative/Unique/Original/Bacon. For those bringing cupcakes, the limit per person […]

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