Third Place Books welcomes celebrated baker Erin Jeanne McDowell to our Lake Forest Park store! McDowell will be discussing her latest cookbook, Savory Baking: Recipes for Breakfast, Dinner, and Everything in Between. This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required in advance.
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Savory Baking is the next best thing to a private baking and pastry class from star food stylist and baking expert Erin Jeanne McDowell, given in her signature fun and reassuring style. Not only are each of her recipes intensely crave-able, they also offer inventive inspirations and variations for endless, out-of-the-box customizations and more flexibility.
Take her Buttermilk Biscuits, for instance, which comes together in a single bowl. You can cut them in different shapes—Erin prefers squares so there’s no scrap dough left. And she suggests adding cheese (or fresh herbs or bacon) for bolder flavor. Or substituting the buttermilk with sour cream or crème fraiche for a je ne sais quoi tang. Or adding her green chile gravy when serving. Or make a monkey bread made of biscuit dough! Or...
Chapters span all day (and night) for freshly baked goods whenever the mood strikes:
And for those who can’t shake the sugar, there are “sweet tooth breaks” throughout. With Erin’s can-do encouragement, expert tips, and “Prep School” features to get you equipped with basic techniques throughout, this sweeping and beautifully photographed guide to savory baking will exponentially expand your savory baking repertoire with a ton of delicious fun.
“Great news for bakers: Erin Jeanne McDowell has gone all in on pie! Pies of every kind. So many crusts. And instructions as sharp as a lemon’s tang. Erin has an extraordinary talent for explaining—no matter how complex the technique, when she tells us how to do it, we get excited about it, we do it, and we succeed. It’s the McDowell wizardry.”
—Dorie Greenspan, author of Everyday Dorie and Dorie’s Cookies, on The Book on Pie
“With her friendly, hand-holding instructions and photos of exactly what your doughs and fillings should (and shouldn’t) look like, Erin Jeanne McDowell has done away with every worry that can vex and intimidate new pie bakers. In the world of The Book on Pie, with Erin cheering for you, pie is easy, pie is fun, pie is anything you want it to be.”
—Kristen Migliore, creative director of Genius Food52 and author of Genius Recipes, on The Book on Pie
“I am obsessed with Erin Jeanne McDowell’s book. As a non-baker, she has given me intense motivation to make pie—every recipe looks delicious. She’s gifted me bravado—every recipe is so clearly written that I don’t fear failure. And as a food fanatic, Erin has inspired me with both her classic recipes and her more creative flavor combinations.”
—Dana Cowin, host of the Speaking Broadly podcast and former editor of Food & Wine, on The Book on Pie
Erin Jeanne McDowell is a bestselling author, recipe developer, and award-winning food stylist with specialized focus in baking. She's a regular contributor to New York Times Cooking, Food52, and Food Network Kitchen. She is the author of The Fearless Baker, which was named one of the Best Baking Books of 2017 by The New York Times, and The Book on Pie, a New York Times bestseller. She hosts the IACP-award winning series "Bake It Up a Notch" for Food52. She lives and works in Kansas City, MO.
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