Food blogger Victoria Belanger shares the secrets to creating inspired, modern gelatin desserts with fresh fruits and flavors, new twists on trendy treats, and easy but artistic presentations.
A classic, nostalgic treat is getting a makeover, thanks to innovative culinary bloggers like Victoria Belanger aka the Jello Mold Mistress of Brooklyn whose jiggly creations have caught the eye of food journalists, trendspotters, and a new generation of food crafters.
In"Hello, Jell-O ," Belanger shares her secrets for turning humble gelatin into impressive yet economical desserts that will steal the show at your next party or potluck. Featuring holiday crowd-pleasers such as Pumpkin Pie and Eggnog Rum, kid-friendly favorites like Root Beer Float Squares, grownup boozy bites like Sparkling Champagne and Strawberries, and vegan delights like Watermelon Basil Agar, the Jello Mold Mistress serves up recipes for every occasion. The deliciously wiggly versions of Key Lime Pie, Chai Tea Panna Cotta, and Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups will charm the inner child in every sophisticated home cook.
Readers can create these whimsical recipes using their favorite gelatin products, from unflavored gelatin powders to preflavored gelatins from popular brands like Knox and Jell-O (both brands are registered trademarks, and their owners are not sponsors of"Hello, Jell-O "or otherwise affiliated with the book).
About the Author
Victoria Belanger was born and raised in Roanoke, Virginia. After studying photography at Virginia Commonwealth University, she moved to New York City and began experimenting with creative Jell-O molding and photographing her colorful creations for her website, The Jello Mold Mistress of Brooklyn (jellomoldmistress.com). Victoria and her jiggly masterpieces have been featured in the "New York Times," "Globe & Mail," "Food & Wine," "The Splendid Table," and "Cute Overload." In addition to Jell-O molding, she works as a photographer and enjoys exploring the five boroughs of New York City by bicycle.
Raquel D Apice is a freelance writer and comic who lives in Jersey City, New Jersey."
“Say Hello, Jell-O! if you are wobbly on your gelatin basics or want to firm up more ambitious recipes. Victoria Belanger is mistress and matriarch to the league of extraordinary gelatin.”
—My Jello Americans
“Victoria elevates Jell-O to an edible art form. Colorful, creative, and full of taste, her recipes are an inspiration for every occasion.”
—Peter F. Pracilio, grand prize winner, Jell-O Mold Competition