Bake the Seasons (Paperback)

Sweet and Savoury Dishes to Enjoy Throughout the Year

By Marcella DiLonardo

Penguin Canada, 9780735235199, 264pp.

Publication Date: April 2, 2019

List Price: 24.00*
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Rediscover the simple pleasures of baking with a collection of comforting sweet and savoury recipes that celebrates seasonal flavours.

Inspired by the abundance of the farms, orchards, and gardens of her childhood, Marcella DiLonardo has always loved baking throughout the year with the wide range of fruits and vegetables that accompany the changing seasons. With a few quality pantry essentials, Marcella focuses on simplicity in Bake the Seasons, sharing over 100 sweet and savoury recipes. These homey favourites are often modern twists on familiar classics and will quickly become tried and true dishes you return to again and again. Whether it's an indulgent Smoked Gorgonzola and Winter Pear Pizza to prepare for friends, a Jalapeno Cheddar Cornbread to bring to a summer picnic, or beautiful holiday cakes, these comfort foods will impress your nearest and dearest.

Not only can these delicious indulgences be enjoyed throughout the year at special occasions, Marcella serves up options for any time of day, for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, not to mention buttery treats, like Lemon Lavender Shortbread, to accompany a cup of afternoon tea. Showcasing Marcella's beautiful photography, Bake the Seasons is filled with mouthwatering treats and pastries, and takes us through the vibrant produce and enticing flavours of the spring, summer, fall and winter. You'll be delighted with classics like Strawberry Rhubarb Pie, as well as Marcella's personal spin on traditional baking, including Zucchini Cheddar Bread and Salted Honey Challah, and inspiring combinations, like Garlic Scape Brie Biscuits and a Lemon Thyme Tart. So whether you need a simple, comforting dinner idea or a lazy weekend breakfast for two, this collection of delicious, rustic recipes will suit your every day and every season.

About the Author

MARCELLA DILONARDO is a recipe developer, freelance photographer, food stylist, and the creator of the blog Hey Modest Marce. Inspired by simple living, her recipes focus on local, seasonal ingredients. Marcella's work has been featured on a number of blogs, including Crate & Barrel, West Elm, Williams Sonoma, Food52, Buzzfeed, and Huffington Post. Marcella lives in the town of Fonthill, located in the Niagara region of southern Ontario, Canada, with her partner Justin, and their two dogs Buddy Holly and Pete.

Praise For Bake the Seasons: Sweet and Savoury Dishes to Enjoy Throughout the Year

Praise for Bake the Seasons:

“These comforting dishes will inspire you to start baking regularly and will encourage you to discover the amazing flavours and ingredients that each season has to offer.”
CBC Montreal

"Bake the Seasons invites you to discover new favorite recipes all year long. With Marcella's mouth-watering collection of sweet and savoury dishes, I find myself anticipating each new season and the  flavour pairings it will bring. From Cherry Rhubarb Cobbler to Maple Pumpkin Pie, it's hard to choose.  Luckily, we don't have to--there's time to make them all!"
—Tessa Huff, author of Layered: Baking, Building and Styling Spectacular Cakes

"Filled to the brim with sweet and savoury recipes, beautiful photography and straight-forward methods, Bake the Seasons is a must for anyone who enjoys being creative in the kitchen."
—Adrian Harris and Jeremy Inglett,