Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Giveaway: The Fearless Baker by Emily Luchetti, Lisa Weiss

I'm celebrating my 3rd Joy of Desserts Blogiversary (and my 4th as a blogger) with a great giveaway for you.  I'm so thankful for all of my readers, followers and faithful commenters and participants.  Thank YOU!  It's been a real pleasure to get to know so many of you, and to blog about such a fun topic as desserts.  Thanks also go to Hachette Book Group for providing this giveaway.

The Fearless Baker
by Emily Luchetti and Lisa Weiss

This giveaway is sponsored by the publisher, Hachette Book Group.
There will be 3 winners.
Enter through April 30 at midnight.
U.S. and Canada addresses only.

To enter, simply
follow Joy of Desserts via Blogger/Google Friend Connect,
and leave a comment telling me why you would like
to win this particular cookbook.

Here's what the publisher has written about this cookbook:
  • What could be more satisfying than presenting friends and family with a perfectly crafted homemade dessert, fresh out of the oven? Yet for many, the idea of baking is intimidating; rolling out pie dough or making a cake from scratch is akin to climbing Mount Everest. THE FEARLESS BAKER is a beginner's baking guide written to empower home cooks with spot-on advice and a cache of go-to recipes. Renowned pastry chef Emily Luchetti guides novice bakers through her amazing recipes to troubleshoot their most common pitfalls. Charming color illustrations and photographs of real-life beginning bakers in action complete the instruction, turning even the most tentative baker into a fearless one.
 About the authors:
  • Emily Luchetti has developed a nationwide following for her innovative yet approachable dessert creations. She is executive pastry chef at Farallon and Waterbar in the San Francisco Bay Area. She has authored five successful cookbooks, and contributed to The New Joy of Cooking and The Farallon Cookbook. She won a 2004 James Beard Award for Outstanding Pastry Chef.
  • Lisa Weiss is a food writer and stylist whose work has appeared in such publications as Cook's Illustrated and Cooking Light. She has co-authored six cookbooks, including The Farallon Cookbook, the James Beard Award-nominated The Seventh Daughter: My Culinary Journey from Beijing to San Francisco with Cecilia Chiang, and the bestselling Complete Meat Cookbook with Bruce Aidells.

Title: The Fearless Baker
Authors: Chef Emily Luchetti and Stylist Lisa Weiss
Publisher: Hachette Book Group
Emily Luchetti's Website and Blog
Category: COOKING
Publish Date: 5/4/2011
Price: $29.99/$32.99
ISBN: 9780316074285
Pages: 288
Size: 7-1/2" x 9-1/2"


  1. Congrats on your blogaversary. Seems we both started blogging at the same time!

  2. Happy blogaversary! I'd love to have this book - I love desserts and the fact that one of the co authors is a food stylist is intriguing to me :) I'm a follower :)

  3. From the publisher editorial, this cookbook makes an ideal resource for a beginner cook. The illustrations and home-based approach paves the way for an amateur to progress to more elaborate cooking in her own time and space.

  4. I follow on GFC and I love cookbooks!!!

    Congrats on your blogaversary!!

    pocokat AT gmail DOT com

  5. Follow you on GFC (Kimberly); I'd love this book to challenge myself & improve my baking ability!
    kcoud33 at gmail dot com

  6. I love, love, love baking, but it certainly can be intimidating when you see others whose baking looks better than your own. This book would be well loved in my kitchen!!

  7. I follow you via Google Friend Connect and I would love this cookbook to help improve my questionable skills in the kitchen

  8. Congrats on your anniversary. I follow on google reader under cenya2. I would love this
    cookbook and find some new receipes.

    cenya2 at hotmail dot com

  9. What a fun giveaway, I am a new follower, and I just love cookbooks, it is kind of an addiction! This one looks like a lot of fun, and I think it would help me try some new things!


  10. I'm following now-I'm glad you stopped by my blog and introduced yourself-THANKS! This book sounds fabulous because I like easy and quick recipes!

  11. I follow you on blogger and I love baking cookbooks!

  12. I found you through UBP and am now following via GFC. I'd love to win this giveaway because I love making desserts!

  13. GFC follow (Kristy AC / Manager to Mom)

    I'm currently decent in the kitchen when it comes to meals, but have no clue when it comes to dessert so I'd love to improve things in this department!

    kristy dot anstett at gmail dot com

  14. Congrats!

    The reason I'd love to win this is to give it to a good friend of mine who doesn't have the Internet. She walks to the library several rimes a week to take out cook books.. Then walks to my work to drop off her latest baking project. I think this would make her very happy and then maybe she'll continue to bring me treats!

  15. I follow on GFC. Why do I want to win this? Because I LOVE to bake! I would bake for a living if I could find the time. I'm always looking for great new baking cookbooks and recipes to try and I think this would be a lovely addition to my cookbook collection.

    saladforbreakfast AT gmail DOT com

  16. Following as Bonnie Mcafee on Blogger. I'd love to win this because I'm always on the lookout for simple recipes. To have 150+ on hand would be great. wakeupangel at gmail dot com

  17. I'm following you on GFC :) I've recently taken on making my kids' birthday cakes myself and I'd love to expand on my baking abilities!

  18. I would like to win because my baking skills are abysmal - following via GFC

  19. gfc follower
    I'd love this cookbook because I really could benefit from helpful hints on how to simplify cooking; especially desserts.

  20. Folloing on GFC (Christie) and I would love to win this for my mom because she is known as the "dessert lady" and is always looking for new simple recipes :)

  21. I'm following your blog in Google Friend Connect. I like the idea of having some easy, new recipes!

    nesta 67 {at} live dot com

  22. Hey, I just started following your blog :). I would love to win this books for many reasons. I have a passion for baking/pastry arts and I have future plans of going to school to become a baker or pastry chef. I love the creativity of baking and right now I'm a home- baker/cook and I basically learn on my own with the help of books and online. I would love a book that teaches me alot more so I can better my skill :). Thanks for the giveaway.

  23. I love desserts and don't have a cookbook only dedecated to sweets. I follow through google connect.

  24. Happy Blogiversary!

    I follow on GFC (although I am very far behind in reading all the posts) - spending a rainy sunday afternoon doing just that (and multi-tasking by baking a pie at the same time).

    I'd love to win this to add to my cookbook collection - I'm particularly fond of baking, and have one of Emily's previous cookbooks that I use all the time, so I'd like to see what new tricks she has up her sleeves.

  25. I follow you via google friend connect and I love cookbooks! I always learn something new from every cookbook I have used.

  26. I adore your blog. I would love to win this book because I simply love baking and would love to get more into cakes. Aside from mixes, I have only made 1 homemade cake and it was a total disaster. I would love to be a more fearless baker.

    Out of the 4 cakes for the Royal wedding, I would definitely pick the Something Borrowed. Classy and delicious.

  27. Congrats on your Blogiversary!

    I definitely follow your blog and its fantastic desserts.

    I would love to win this book because I would love to be a more fearless pastry baker. The only cake I have made without a mix, turned out tragic and I could use some tips.

  28. I would love to win this book for my pre-teen daughter. She is developing a love for cooking & baking but actually gets intimidated. I think a book like this would be great for her!

  29. GFC Follower

    I would love to have this book because I love to cook and bake, and I love to make people happy with my food. I'm self-taught, so there's lots I can't do yet when it comes to baking - including making a decent pie crust!

  30. I like that it's a beginner's baking guide. I'm not much on complicated recipes, so some staple recipes for beginners would be useful!
    follow via GFC
    jenyasha87 at hotmail dot com

  31. Mm. I just love baking, and I do it all the time- and I LOVE cookbooks!

    Helen - bettencourtchase@gmail.com

  32. I love baking and would like to win this cookbook. I'm your newest follower.

    I'm having a giveaway on my blog this week as well.


  33. Ridiculously simple and extremely indulgent.
    Now...how can I resist!

  34. Happy Blogiversary!

    I'd love to win this book! I bake, but I stay away from certain recipes because they look too challenging. I've never attempted a souffle, for example, and I avoid making pie crusts (which is sad because my husband loves apple pie).

    I already follow you via GFC.

  35. I am a follower.

    Happy Blogaversaryy!

    This book just might give me the inspiration I need to try more challenging recipes.

  36. Hello, I already follow your lovely blog! I'd love to win this book because I love to bake, and my once-upon-a-time secret dream was to be a pastry chef! Now I'm busy being a mama of 3 toddlers, but I can still sneak in some baking time here and there. It'd be great fun to try out recipes from this book!

    Happy Blogaversary!


  37. GFC follower: Atreau.

    I would love this book because I love to bake, it calms me when I bake.

  38. I follow and would love to win this because I love to bake and I love cookbooks. vidomich(at)yahoo(dot)com

  39. I follow your blog via Google Friend Connect. I would like to win this book because I would love to be able to bake some delicious desserts. garrettsambo@aol.com

  40. New follower!!! I would LOVE to win this book! I really enjoy baking and am always on the lookout for a new recipe. The website looks like this book is chock full of recipes that I need to try! :)

  41. I'd love to win this book because baking is magic and I want to be a grand wizard!


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