Author(s): Jessie Sheehan; Alice Gao (Photographer)
This keepsake cookbook features fetching retro patterns and illustrations, luscious photography, an embossed foil cover, and--surprise --a tiny, vintage-style, booklet inside. Blue-ribbon recipes inspired by baking pamphlets from the 1920s to the 1960s are rendered with irresistible charm for modern tastes in this sweet package. Here are more than 50 cookies, pies, cakes, bars, and more, plus informative headnotes detailing the origins of each recipe and how they were tweaked into deliciousness. For home bakers, collectors of vintage cookbooks or kitchenware--really, anyone who loves beautiful, quirky gifts--this is a gem.
An adorable cookbook that felt like a trip down memory lane with all of the beautiful photos of the classic desserts that I ate growing up but with a twist. Providing lots of fun recipes that are great to make for any occasion or for just an afternoon snack, The Vintage Baker is a very cool book.
Alicia, The Book Grocer