Sinfully Easy Delicious DessertsHomemade desserts just got quicker, easier, and smarter.



Alice Medrich rewrites the dessert menu for cooks in search of totally doable desserts without hours of prep.

Alice Medrich rewrites the dessert menu for cooks in search of totally doable desserts without hours of prep. In Sinfully Easy Delicious Desserts, you’ll find the quickest lemon tart, a lattice-free linzer (mixed entirely in the food processor), one-bowl French chocolate torte (yes, the real thing, but easier to make), imaginative ways with ice cream, chic puddings and mousses to swoon over, and gooey pies with no-fault press-in crusts. Even soufflés for beginners. And you won’t need a rolling pin, a pastry brush, or the skills of a professional baker.
As always, Alice’s recipes are foolproof and well tested, and her tips for success will make all cooks—even those nervous about baking—confident in the kitchen.
Plus there are more than 100 ideas for spur-of-the-moment desserts that don’t even involve baking, including fantastic ideas for ways to dress up a bar of chocolate, a pint of strawberries, a handful of dried fruit, fresh cheese, gingerbread, amaretti, and more.    And of course all those spot-on combinations for which Alice Medrich is so well known, such as Grilled Pineapple with Coffee Ice Cream, Lemon-Scented Peach Crisp, Salted-Caramel Banana Bread Pudding, and Coconut Pecan Torte.

Alice Medrich is truly a star in the baking world, having won more cookbook-of-the-year awards and best in the dessert and baking category awards than any other author. She received her formal training at the prestigious Êcole Lenôtre in France, and is widely credited with introducing the chocolate truffle to the United States when she began making and selling them at her influential Berkeley dessert shop, Cocolat. She has since left the retail world, devoting much of her career to teaching and sharing her expansive knowledge about baking. She is the author of Chewy Gooey Crispy Crunchy Melt-in-Your-Mouth Cookies, Pure Dessert, Bittersweet: Recipes and Tales from a Life in Chocolate, and Chocolate Holidays.

Date: May 2, 2012
Time: 4:00 PM
Venue: McIntyre’s Books/Fearrington Village
Location: 220 Market St. MAP
City/State/Zip: Pittsboro, No 27312
Phone:
URL: http://www.fearrington.com/village/mcintyres.asp
Description: Talk and signing.

Date: May 12, 2012
Time: 1:00 PM
Venue: The Pasta Shop
Location: 1786 4th St. MAP
City/State/Zip: Berkeley, CA 94710
Phone:
Description: Presentation, tasting and book signing.

Date: May 15, 2012
Time: 6:30 PM
Venue: Book Larder
Location: 4252 Fremont Ave. N MAP
City/State/Zip: Seattle, WA 98103
Phone:
URL: http://www.booklarder.com/
Description: Talk & tasting.

Date: May 16, 2012
Time: 3:00 PM
Venue: Village Books
Location: 1200 11th St. MAP
City/State/Zip: Bellingham, WA 98225
Phone:
URL: http://villagebooks.com/
Description: Dessert tasting and talk.

Date: May 19, 2012
Time: 2:00 PM
Venue: Purcell Murray
Location: 185 Park Blvd. MAP
City/State/Zip: Brisbane, CA 94005
Phone:
URL: http://www.purcellmurray.com/
Description: Demo & Tea.

Date: May 20, 2012
Time: 2:00 PM
Venue: Copperfield’s Books
Location: 140 Kentucky St. MAP
City/State/Zip: Petaluma, CA 94952
Phone:
URL: http://copperfieldsbooks.com/
Description: Talk and treats.

Date: May 24, 2012

Time: 6:30 PM

Venue: Draeger’s Cooking School

Location: 222 East 4th Ave. MAP

City/State/Zip: San Mateo, CA 94401

Phone:
URL: http://www.draegers.com/cookingSchool.aspx

Description: Demo class.

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