Heather Morris spends her days helping her three kids (Bain is seven, Coulter five and Mattie three) explore the world. Then, like a superhero, she trades mommy time for a Church Street apron and spends her nights whipping up Kahlua Cake, Chocolate-Dipped Marmalade Minis and Peanut Buddies in our kitchen. Heather trained and performed for years as a ballerina, and that commitment to graceful perfectionism is evident in her baking: She’s never finished tweaking a recipe. Books: Practical Paleo. Jayber Crow. Gilead.
By: Michèle Roberts
Jeanne Nerin and Marie-Angèle Baudry grow up side by side in the Catholic village of Ste. Madeleine, but their worlds could not be more different. Marie-Angèle is the grocer's daughter, inflated with ideas of her own piety and rightful place in society. Jeanne's mother washes clothes for a living. She used to be a Jew until this became too dangerous. Jeanne does not think twice about stealing food when she is hungry, nor about grasping the slender chances life throws at her. Marie-Angèle does not grasp; she aspires to a life of comfort and influence. When war falls out of the sky, the forces that divide the two girls threaten to overwhelm those that bind them together. In this dizzying new order, the truth can be buried under a pyramid of recriminations.Buy Now on
By: Michael Ruhlman
Cooking with ratios will unchain you from recipes and set you free. With thirty-three ratios and suggestions for enticing variations, Ratio is the truth of cooking: basic preparations that teach us how the fundamental ingredients of the kitchen—water, flour, butter and oils, milk and cream, and eggs—work. Change the ratio and bread dough becomes pasta dough, cakes become muffins become popovers become crepes. Buy Now on