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Tartine10/11/11| Betty DennisThe pictures are tempting but the very first recipe I tried was Spiced Cocktail Nuts on page 186. The nuts are supposed to be roasted in 15 minutes but you use raw almonds, raw cashews, raw peanuts and pumpkin seeds.
My question is are you supposed to eat the nuts raw or is this an error on the time?
My nuts are still cooking after one hour as the peanuts are still raw.
Pastry Chef Glee10/11/11| Stefanie HockettI am lucky enough to have stumbled upon Tartine in the Mission but even luckier to have their simple, immaculate recipes in my home. I am a pastry chef who loves simple ... only because it seems to be underlying reason for all things amazingly good. This is Tartine's way of success. You'd be hard pressed to find someone who did not ask you for the recipe in any of the things you can make out of this book. Or they'd ask you to make it numerous times if they weren't a baker. Thank you Elizabeth and Chad!
from the best bakery on the east coast10/11/11| Zelda Lemhttp://travel.nytimes.com/2007/01/28/travel/28Bite.html
This guys knows his stuff!
I am fortunate enough to live within leisurely-jaunt distance from Tartine (or unfortunate, if you look at it from the perspective of my hips...oh god, please don't do that!), and am always more than happy to wait in line for what I know will be the best croissant IN THE HISTORY OF BAKED GOODS EVER IN THIS GALAXY OR OTHERWISE. I have never had a non-delicious thing at Tartine, from the Gougeres to the Morning Buns. So when I saw that there was a cookbook (and a beautiful cookbook at that!) I HAD to get it.
Now I won't lie to you - these recipes are NOT particularly easy. This isn't a wake-up-in-the-morning-and-whip-up-croissant-for-breakfast kind of book. Baking is another animal entirely, and the folks at Tartine are SERIOUS. So I view this book in the same way as a lot of my crafting books - as a project book.
That being said, if you're going to get yourself a "project" book, what better projects to work on than the most delicious baked goods imaginable? One weekend I carved out some time with my roommate and we made the croissants ourselves...sharing it with a friend, it was a super fun endeavor and the croissants were actually delicious (yay us!)
If cooking/baking is something you actually have fun doing and want to learn new techniques so you can impress your friends (and eat croissants!), than this cookbook is definitely for you!
Hungry just looking at it10/11/11| Holly GarrisonThis has got to be one of the prettiest cookbooks on the market. Every photograph is to die for... and even the ingredients lists look good!! I've been to the Tartine bakery in San Fran many times, and I was skeptical that anyone would be able to recreate at home the magic that they whip up in the shop. But I gave it shot, and while my version of the bread pudding didn't hold a candle to theirs, it was the best dessert I've ever made in my life.