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Title A world of cake [electronic resource] : 150 recipes for sweet traditions from cultures near and far / Krystina Castella.
Author Castella, Krystina.
Publication North Adams, MA : Storey Pub., [2010]
Copyright date ©2010
Description 1 online resource (viii, 343 pages) : color illustrations
text file
Call # eBOOK
Note Includes index.
Contents For the love of cake -- Cake walk : a sweet tour of cake history, culture, and language -- North America : sugar and spice and doughnuts are nice -- Latin America : street sweets and festive quinceañera cakes -- Western and Central Europe : pastry artistry and café culture get married -- The British Isles : comfort cakes and high-society delights -- Scandinavia : the romance of berries and liqueur, topped with cream -- Eastern Europe : marzipan, gingerbread, and other fairy-tale cakes -- The Mediterranean : epic confections from balmy climates and ancient cultures -- Africa : deep-fried nibbles and crunchy bananas -- The Middle East : ancient treats and sacred sweets -- The Indian subcontinent : milk sweets, dumplings, and candy confections -- The Far East : good-for-your soul sweets -- Southeast Asia : welcome to the spice islands -- Australia and New Zealand : cakes with character.
Summary What's a cake? If you're living in the United States, a cake is a sweet, often layered dessert treat, usually frosted and served at a celebration such as a birthday, a wedding, or an anniversary. In France, patisseries offer edible works of art, combining architectural skill with a facility in combining sugar and flour. China is home to the mooncake, England gives us "puddings" (which are often cakes!), Australia perfected the Pavlova meringue cake in honor of the Russian prima ballerina, and bite-sized fruit fritters are popular in West Africa.Author Krystina Castella became intrigued by the cultural history of cake when she hosted a bake sale with the international students she teaches and each student brought a cake from his or her family's heritage. This collection of international cakes was the beginning of A World of Cake, an adventurous exploration of global cake culture. The fascinating culinary journey includes all kinds of fun-to-read facts, such as "A Field Guide to Cakes," "A World Tour of Cake Holidays," and "Family Trees" for each kind of cake. Clear instructions, illustrations, and hundreds of color photos accompany the recipes. Who knew that edification could be this much fun? Or this delicious? Including doughnuts, fritters, dumplings, milk treats, candy, and frosting, A World of Cake is more than a cookbook, more than an anthropology lesson, and way more fun than a textbook. Where else could readers find an entire section devoted to cakes named after famous people? Castella embraces the spirit of celebration with this big, must-have book for anyone who loves making, eating, or just enjoying any version of a sweet treat.
Note Description based on print version record.
Subject Cake.
International cooking.
Genre Electronic books.
Addl. Author OverDrive, Inc.
Related To Print version: Castella, Krystina. World of cake. North Adams, MA : Storey Pub., c2010 9781603425766 (DLC) 2010020752 (OCoLC)535495534
ISBN 9781603424462 (electronic bk.)
1603424466 (electronic bk.)

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