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From the Chronicle Kitchen: Miette

This week I want to keep the post short and highly visual to best celebrate the release of Meg Ray’s highly anticipated Miette cookbook. Please take a look at the gorgeous video below (created by 4SP Films, the same team that has made some other wonderful vids for us over the past few years).

Yes, the book has scalloped page edges!

Are you already a Miette fan? If so, what’s your favorite Miette treat? If you haven’t been lucky enough to sample one of their Old Fashioned Cupcakes or Macarons, you can now recreate these impeccably delicious baked goods at home—Meg Ray makes it totally do-able.

If you leave a comment you’ll be eligible to win a copy of the book that I’ll be giving away to a random lucky sweet tooth.

Peter Perez
Senior Marketing Manager

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60 Comments

  • Gina G. June 22, 2011 at 6:13 pm

    I have not been fortunate enough to become a Miette fan. I sure do like the looks of this cookbook though…scalloped pages! *swoon*

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  • Janel June 22, 2011 at 6:35 pm

    I have never had the pleasure of sampling any of Miette's offerings, but these pictures are absolutely drool-worthy! What a lovely bakery and a lovely book.

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  • Erica June 22, 2011 at 7:37 pm

    Haven't been there but I desperately want to visit! My SF buddy swears by the gingersnaps, so the next time I visit her I'll have to try some! :)

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  • Kelli June 22, 2011 at 11:24 pm

    ooh, yum! I love the little cookies. I hope the lemon ones are in the book.

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  • dandelionandolive June 23, 2011 at 2:04 am

    What a lovely video! It is making my mouth water. I am sure I would not make cakes that look anything like as lovely as that but I would certainly eat them with as much love!!

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  • Shannon June 23, 2011 at 4:03 am

    I'm not familiar with Miette, but judging from those photos, I would like to be!

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  • Rick June 23, 2011 at 12:33 pm

    They are right around the corner from me on Octavia St. @ Hayes. . . . I LOVE their Graham Crackers. . . . you can't eat just 1. ; )

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  • Erin June 23, 2011 at 12:37 pm

    I've just recently moved to San Francisco and Miette has the pretties treats. The Strawberry Tom Boy looks like it would fulfill all of my pink loving needs.

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  • This Paper Ship June 23, 2011 at 12:41 pm

    We would LOVE to have this cookbook… have never tried her goods but they look delectable! And the video is so well done. Swoon!

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  • Tania June 23, 2011 at 12:45 pm

    I love Miette! Their homespun cotton candy… mmmmm.

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  • Erin June 23, 2011 at 12:48 pm

    The scalloped pages look good enough to eat. What a great way to frame Meg's beautiful works of art.

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  • April June 23, 2011 at 12:50 pm

    I would love to try Miette’s Strawberry Tomboy. YUM!

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  • gwen June 23, 2011 at 12:55 pm

    I am so lucky to have Miette around here! These photos are making me jones for a little trip over right now :]

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  • katrina June 23, 2011 at 1:05 pm

    such a lovely looking book, i don't think i'd even have to bake from it to be completely satisfied with it…

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  • Annalynn June 23, 2011 at 1:41 pm

    I'm waiting for this book's release so I can attempt to make the same delicious cupcakes!

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  • Sara June 23, 2011 at 1:48 pm

    Ohhh do I have a sweet tooth. I would love to win a copy of this gorgeous book!

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  • Amy June 23, 2011 at 2:18 pm

    Those famous graham crackers are first on my list, followed by the chocolate wafers. Yum!

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  • Annette June 23, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    I'm drooling all over my keyboard right now.

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  • Grace June 23, 2011 at 2:31 pm

    Lovely book! Thanks for the chance!

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  • Lisa June 23, 2011 at 2:31 pm

    I love pretty things and this would fit into my kitchen cookbook shelf perfectly!

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  • Samantha June 23, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    I went to Miette for the first time in May when I visited San Fran. It lived up to all the expectations I had and I've been pining for their cookies since. You guys did a great job witht he book! I would love a copy!

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  • PSA June 23, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    yes please! yum

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  • Lisa Marie June 23, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    These photos are delicious! Thank you for the chance to win a copy of this book :-) What a visual feast!

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  • aimbug June 23, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    Gorgeous! I love Miette's lavender shortbread, gingersnaps, chocolate wafers and the rose geranium macarons most. What a treat it would be to own this cookbook!

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  • Kristina June 23, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    Miette was one of my first discoveries when I visited San Francisco and was wandering around by myself–I remember it very fondly, especially the Jordan almonds and the macarons. :)

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  • Kristin June 23, 2011 at 2:40 pm

    When I lived in SF I'd regularly hit the the Ferry Building on Saturday morning for the farmer's market and snack on an Old Fashioned cupcake from Miette.

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  • Nina Crittenden June 23, 2011 at 2:42 pm

    What a fab book! Can't wait to read it! :)

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  • RivkaBelle June 23, 2011 at 2:42 pm

    Um, I am now absolutely starving, haha…This looks so beautiful!

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  • Lena Nakonsut June 23, 2011 at 2:46 pm

    I LOVE Miette, I feel in love with their strawberry macrons. their strawberry cupcakes, and their ice cream sanwiches!! It sucks their srawberry season is only in the summer, but those are the best times to go to the ferry building. I've been to all three locations. LOVE THEM!!!

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  • godotchris June 23, 2011 at 2:56 pm

    I love visiting Miette at the Ferry Building. My favorite treat by far is an old fashioned cupcake. [And if they are out, a brownie with nuts is nice too.]

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  • Janet June 23, 2011 at 2:56 pm

    Never had her treats but the book looks good enough to eat!

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  • Stephanie V. June 23, 2011 at 3:12 pm

    What a lovely book! My mouth is watering just looking at the gorgeous photos. Whether or not I'm fortunate to win a copy, I will be certain to add this to my library of cookbooks and do my very best to do justice to the delicious pastries!

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  • april embler June 23, 2011 at 3:14 pm

    Beautiful cookbooks are my favorite, especially when they are equally delicious

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  • MsMarz June 23, 2011 at 3:38 pm

    Scalloped edges!? This book is gorgeous. Now I’m hungry!!

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  • @Mjausson June 23, 2011 at 3:57 pm

    Oh la la! Clearly I have to visit Miette next time I go into the City. Would love to own (and drool over) this cookbook.

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  • Lisa June 23, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    Miette looks enormously appealing! I visited Paris for the first time in May, and have been dreaming about the beautiful and delicious pastries ever since!

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  • Candice June 23, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    This book looks good enough to eat! It's definitely on my wish list for sure. Something sugary this way comes….can't wait!

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  • Yvonne June 23, 2011 at 5:04 pm

    The cuteness–it burns! I'm in the planning stages of opening my own tiny bakery in downtown Philadelphia next spring (emphasis on pies), and far-flung gems like Miette have been more inspiring than I can say. Kudos to Chronicle Books on producing yet another book I can't resist buying and savoring for my bookshelf–and not my Kindle. And 4SP's film is as much a treat as Miette's lavender shortbread (my fave).

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  • Cupboard Love June 23, 2011 at 6:18 pm

    I have always wanted to try out homemade macarons – can you believe I've never ever tried any? This book looks adorable!

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  • Erin M. June 23, 2011 at 7:16 pm

    I'm from Mississippi and visited San Francisco in 2006 (honeymoon) and 2009 (anniversary)…and was so excited to discover Miette! Both at the Ferry building and on Chestnut. Can't wait to check out the book!

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  • betsy June 23, 2011 at 7:20 pm

    Looks like a gorgeus cookbook.

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  • lauren lee June 23, 2011 at 7:26 pm

    yummy desserts….pretty fab paper…….icing on top…..oh my !!!! xo

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  • sandie June 23, 2011 at 11:31 pm

    The photos are making me drool for these yummy sweets!

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  • Grace June 24, 2011 at 7:27 am

    ooh so pretty. love the scallop edge!

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  • Melanie Hardman June 24, 2011 at 7:29 am

    What a pleasure it would be to have a little crumb of Miette in my kitchen ~ A decadent treat for the eyes and palate ~ Thank you for the opportunity!

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  • Sherri S. June 24, 2011 at 12:08 pm

    So lovely! Must visit when next in San Francisco…Thanks for the chance to win!

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  • Kathy June 25, 2011 at 4:23 am

    Wow… this book looks really lovely. I'd love to try some of the recipes for my family and friends.

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  • Rebecca June 25, 2011 at 7:54 am

    Oh, yum! I want cake for breakfast…

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  • Veron June 28, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    I've been waiting for this book for a while. I love Miette in SF. I have a question though about some recipe issues, I'm not sure if it is a mistake …where can I send my recipe clarification questions?

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  • Mai June 29, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    Ooh, scalloped pages and sweet goodness! I've only tried their happy hour macarons at their Hayes Vally branch. I'll have to try their cupcakes next time.

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  • Peter June 29, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    And the lucky sweet randomly selected winner of a copy of Meg's "Miette" cookbook is This Paper Ship. Thanks to everyone for their posts and expressions of Miette love. Happy baking to all!

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  • Karen Brown July 7, 2011 at 5:42 pm

    Hi from New Zealand.Just wondering if you are going to re-print this lovely book, due to the large number of errors. I don't want to return my copy if there isn't going to be a re-print, as there are so many lovely recipes and technique tips, but it's a real pain checking the errata list each time I use it. Cheers from NZ, Karen Brown

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  • Kitchen Remodelers August 11, 2011 at 8:20 pm

    I love Miette and cookies , they are delicious!

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  • Gena Graham September 15, 2011 at 5:40 pm

    When will the second printing be released?

    Beautiful book…looks delicious! I’m especially in love with the scalloped pages…nice touch!

    I’m a big fan of Chronicle Books. You take everything up several notches.

    I’m disappointed about the mistakes in the first printing. I want to buy it, but I think I’d better wait for the new improved version! I know you’ll get it right!

    Thanks for your beautiful books! Gena

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  • Peter September 16, 2011 at 10:41 am

    Thanks for your comments Gena. We appreciate them!
    Like many cookbooks, it did unfortunately have a few errors. Everything has been remedied by the errata card present in all books out in stores now.
    The reprint of the book with corrections will start being in stores by the end of October.

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  • susand December 18, 2011 at 12:26 pm

    I love the book and Amazon sent me a 2nd copy, but now I'm not sure which is the corrected version as it does not indicate 2nd edition?? any tips?

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  • judy December 28, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    Just received my copy of this book and hoping it is a second edition due to all the errors in the first edition. But how do I know… can Anyone tell me… inside on the third page it just says .. copyright 2011, so unsure if it is printed August 2011 1st edition or October 2011 2nd edition, can anyone help me… purchased from the book depository online.

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