You Can't Judge a Cookie by its Cutter
By Patti Paige
Dubbed 'the most creative baker I know' by Ina Garten, cookie expert Patti Paige reveals the secrets behind her famous decorating techniques and dough recipes. Known for her irresistibly playful cookie designs, Patti shows how, with a change of perspective and her decorating tips, a single cookie cutter is the only tool you need to make a Chick that will transform, into French Fries, a Hen and a Dog! A pumpkin-shaped cookie morphs into a bunch of bananas or into George Washington's profile; a tea cup into a stork or graduation cap; a ghost into a cat; a football helmet into a bird on a nest or an elephant; a gift box into a spider; or Santa into a turkey and much more. Plus, Patti shares her seven favourite cookie dough recipes from classic vanilla sugar cookies to vegan gingerbread, and all the tools, tips, techniwqques and resources needed to create your own transformations in the kitchen - even how to make your own cookie cutters.
You Won't Believe It's Vegan!
By Gail Doherty, Lacey Sher
Gourmet chefs Sher and Doherty, former owners of the highly successful restaurant Down to Earth, offer a collection of innovative yet simple restaurant-quality recipes, for every day and special occasions, all toxin- and animal-free. From basic dishes to world-class entrees and hors d'oeuvres, You Won't Believe It's Vegan! serves up over 200 delicious recipes that just happen to be animal-free. With sections devoted to appetizers, entrees, sides, drinks, Down to Earth's famous desserts, fun food for kids, and raw food alternatives, this book contains all the ingredients for an eco-friendly feast. You Won't Believe It's Vegan! offers comprehensive information for any animal-free kitchen, including: equipment essentials key cooking techniques the vital items for an organic pantry and conversion ideas to help make any recipe whole food and vegan.