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Crepes: 50 Savory and Sweet Recipes

50 Savory and Sweet Recipes
Martha Holmberg
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The crepe-making bible! Step-by-step instructions, simple ingredients, and a bit of flair make this favorite food achievable for any home cook. Crepes can be rustic or delicate, homey or elegant . . . and appear to require far more effor...
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The crepe-making bible! Step-by-step instructions, simple ingredients, and a bit of flair make this favorite food achievable for any home cook.

Crepes can be rustic or delicate, homey or elegant . . . and appear to require far more effort than they actually do. Marth Holmberg brings a modern perspective to this favorite food, with easy do-ahead tips (crepes freeze beautifully!) and fresh flavor combinations.

Holmberg is uniquely equipped to bring crêpes into the home kitchen. Trained at the renowned La Varenne cooking school, she has been a food writer, editor, and cook in the United States, England, and France for the past two decades. Her lifelong love of this favorite food is apparent throughout this collection of 50 sweet and savory recipes, ranging from the simple and snacky Butter-Sugar-Lemon of her teenage years to the crepe cakes and cannelloni of an accomplished cook.

Her encouraging instructions and master formulas produce beautiful crepes and tempting sauces and fillings that pay homage to the classics while also playing with ambitious and fascinating flavor combinations and ingredients. Six basic batters (including a versatile gluten-free option!) pair with gutsy savory and lovely sweet fillings that will inspire you to roll up some crepes any day of the week.

MOUTHWATERING RECIPES FROM SAVORY TO SWEET: Dip into this cookbook to find beautifully photographed and easy-to-follow instructions for such tempting dishes as Crepes with Sauteed Pears, Aged Gouda, and Fresh Thyme; Swiss Chard and Goat Cheese Crepes with Crunch Walnut Crumb Topping; and Crepes with Roasted Rhubarb and Lemon Cream.

HOME COOKING TO MAKE JULIA CHILD PROUD: Expert tips and straightforward directions make achieving spectacular crepes, the star of French recipes, possible for both novice and expert cooks.

A GIFT TO TREASURE: Pair this cookbook with a crepe pan, crepe spreader, or specialty ingredients to create a memorable gift for a housewarming, holiday, birthday, or anniversary gift for the home cooking enthusiast in your life.

Perfect for:

  • Home cooks, bakers, and pastry adventurers
  • French food enthusiasts
  • Planning a weeknight feast, dinner party with friends, or dessert treats for the family
  • Fans of Julia Child, Betty Crocker, and Jamie Oliver cookbooks
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 144
Size: 7 1/2 x 9 V
Age Range: 24 color photographs
Publication Date: 04/04/2012
ISBN: 9781452105345
James Baigrie is a San Francisco–based photographer specializing in food, interiors, and travel.

Martha Holmberg is the former publisher and editor of Fine Cooking magazine, the founding editor of MIX magazine, and the former food editor of the Oregonian newspaper. She is also the author of Puff, a Julia Child Award–finalist cookbook. She lives in Portland, Oregon.