Featured Alternate for the Good Cook® Book Club
“Offers a treasure trove of recipes featuring Atlanta’s favorite sweet treats and their histories.”
—Knoxville News Sentinel
While Atlanta may be a city of change and transformation—its symbol is, after all, a phoenix—it also has an impressive legacy of unforgettable food. Southern cuisine with a twist, Atlanta’s culinary offerings mirror the city itself: sophisticated and diverse, flexible but distinctive. This charming gift cookbook presents the wild variety of Atlanta’s sweet side, featuring desserts from the city’s best restaurants and chefs. As much a restaurant guide as it is a cookbook, this collection of irresistible recipes highlights lighthearted anecdotes and histories for each dessert, restaurant, and chef included.
Organized by type of dessert—Candy, Cookies & Doughnuts; Pies, Cobblers & Tarts; Puddings & Custards; Ice Cream, Ices & Gelato; and, of course, Cakes—the recipes in this collection showcase the rich and varied offerings of Atlanta. Georgia Muscadine Trio from the Dining Room, Pecan Pie with Ginger Whipped Cream from Wisteria, Coca-Cola Cake from Carver’s Country Kitchen, Lemon Poppyseed Cake from Babette’s Café, and the irresistible Peanut Butter Pie from Mary Mac’s Tea Room represent only a sampling of the dishes featured. From cakes and custards to cookies and cobblers, this cookbook will have even the most inexperienced bakers looking like professionals with true Atlanta style.
About the Author
Krista Reese is an Atlanta-based freelance journalist and author as well as a restaurant critic and food writer. Previously a roundtable reviewer and dining editor for Atlanta magazine, Reese was the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s restaurant scout and dining editor for Georgia Trend. She is the arts and culture columnist for Atlanta Peach magazine, and her work has appeared in Bon Appétit, the Washington Post, Southern Living, People, U.S. News & World Report, and many others.
About the Photographer
Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn is a professional photographer in Atlanta. In addition to producing advertising and corporate photography, she has seen her work published in more than a dozen books and in more than one hundred articles for numerous regional and shelter magazines, including Atlanta magazine, Coastal Living, Veranda, Traditional Home, and Elle Décor.
ATLANTA CLASSIC DESSERTS
By Krista Reese
Photography by Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn
Foreword by Janice Shay
COOKING / Regional & Ethnic / American / Southern States
COOKING / Courses & Dishes / Desserts
96 pp. 8 1/2 x 8 1/2
100 color photos Index