Bake It, Don't Fake It!

A Pastry Chef Shares Her Secrets for Impressive (and Easy) From-Scratch Desserts

By Heather Bertinetti; Rachael Ray (Foreword by); Rachael Ray (Introduction by)
(Atria Books, Hardcover, 9781476735542, 208pp.)

Publication Date: November 19, 2013

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Description
Looking to impress your friends and family with decadent desserts but afraid you lack the skills to pull it off? Are you reaching for that packaged cake mix and can of frosting instead of whipping something up from scratch? Fear no longer-- we've got the fix for you. Heather Bertinetti, a talented pastry chef with years of experience in Manhattan's top eateries, is sharing her insider tips for how to make restaurant-worthy desserts right in your very own kitchen.
"Bake It, Don't Fake It "is filled with recipes perfect for the home cook, such as Bourbon- Chocolate Pecan Pie, Strawberry Daiquiri Truffles, Red Velvet Macarons, and PB&J Whoopie Pies. Once you learn the whys and why nots of baking, you'll be able to get creative and give all of your favorite treats a special touch. As an added bonus, you'll find Heather's "Chef It Up " tips throughout the book, where Heather reveals her tricks for giving homemade desserts the wow presentation factor. All of the equipment you'll need is probably already in your kitchen and all of the ingredients are readily available in your local supermarket, so it's time to get baking.



About the Author
Heather Bertinetti is the talented young pastry chef working her way through some of Manhattan's most acclaimed restaurants. After graduating from the Culinary Institute of America with a degree in baking and pastry arts, Heather joined Gramercy Tavern and, just two years later, Per Se. She then went on to open and receive rave reviews at Alto, Convivio, Marea, and Osteria Morini. Heather has been lauded by "The New York Times "and "The Wall Street Journal", and was named in Zagat's 2011 "30 under 30: New York's Hottest Up-and-Comers."

Rachael Ray is a "New York Times "bestselling author of more than twenty cookbooks, including "Week in a Day", "My Year in Meals", and "The Book of Burger". She is the host of the Food Network's "30 Minute Meals "and "Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off", and the Cooking Channel's "Week in a Day". She is also the star of the syndicated talk show "Rachael Ray"; founder and editorial director of her own lifestyle magazine, "Every Day with Rachael Ray"; and founder of the Yum-o! organization, a nonprofit that empowers kids and their families to develop healthy relationships with food and cooking.

Rachael Ray is a "New York Times "bestselling author of more than twenty cookbooks, including "Week in a Day", "My Year in Meals", and "The Book of Burger". She is the host of the Food Network's "30 Minute Meals "and "Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off", and the Cooking Channel's "Week in a Day". She is also the star of the syndicated talk show "Rachael Ray"; founder and editorial director of her own lifestyle magazine, "Every Day with Rachael Ray"; and founder of the Yum-o! organization, a nonprofit that empowers kids and their families to develop healthy relationships with food and cooking.
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