This definitive baking guide is the much-anticipated cookbook from the Model Bakery, a mother-daughter-run baking destination with a huge local following that's been wowing the Wine Country for years. And this book of sensational artisan baked goods makes clear why there are lines out the door Featuring 75 recipes and 60 photos, it's as luscious to look at as their most-requested breads, classic desserts, and fresh pastries--all arrayed here--are to eat. Pain au Levain, Sticky Buns, Peach Streusel Pie, Ginger Molasses Cookies, and many more glorious recipes make this a mouthwatering read and a reference gem for lovers of bread and pastry, cakes and cookies, and, of course, the Model Bakery.
About the Author
Rick Rodgers is the author of more than thirty-five cookbooks, including the bestselling 101 series (Thanksgiving 101, Christmas 101, Barbecues 101) and beloved cookbooks on everything from fondue to slow cookers to comfort food. His recipes have appeared in Cooking Light, Fine Cooking, and Food & Wine and on epicurious.com, and he is a frequent contributor to Bon Appetit. He lives in the New York tristate area.
Sarah Mitchell Hansen expanded The Model Bakery to the Oxbow Public Market in 2008 and lives in Napa Valley, California.
Let me start off by saying that I am not a writer. I am a software developer for Windows who just happens to have an active imagination. I have a BS in Computer Science and a minor in English. I started writing when I was in high school. For the last ten minutes of class, we would just pull out a blank piece of notebook paper and write. I then started writing short stories in my spare time, sometimes staying up very late. I have written many short stories, books in a series, and even some incomplete story ideas. In college, I wrote three audio dramas for which I had friends lend their voices. Two were completed while the third took too much time and ended up being pushed to the side. When I started writing Sarah's Lottery, I knew that this story was going to be published. It was very fun to write, and I am very glad to be able to share it with you.
"Model Bakery is much more than the wonderful bread they bake. It's part of the breakfasts I sneak with my wife and kids, the holder of my addiction to English muffins, and the first thing to grace the table at Bottega. In short, Model Bakery is a part of everybody and everything I love in the Napa Valley. Enjoy this book and it will be a part of yours too." -- Michael Chiarello, Chef/Owner of Bottega and Chiarello Family Vineyards
"This wonderful book is a perfect reflection of Karen Mitchell's passion for baking and her many years in the business. Her clear, easy-to-follow directions will instill in anyone who loves to bake, the confidence to achieve professional results every time." -- Flo Braker, author, baking instructor, former San Francisco Chronicle baking columnist
"Karen Mitchell is the queen of bread and sweets in the Napa Valley. How lucky we are to have her irresistible treats collected into this beautiful cookbook." -- Carol Field, author of the Italian Baker