The Everyday Baker
Recipes & Techniques for Foolproof Baking
by Abigail Johnson Dodge (The Taunton Press; $40)
Toot toot! Yes, that’s our horn you hear, and we’re honking it. That’s because our parent company, The Taunton Press, has published the ultimate resource for anyone who likes to bake. The Everyday Baker, the 10th book by our friend and Fine Cooking contributing editor Abigail Johnson Dodge, is a definitive collection with more than 176 foolproof savory and sweet recipes, all featuring comprehensive instructions, tips, and techniques. Abby’s friendly yet direct voice will make you feel confident that even if your result doesn’t look as perfect as hers does, it will still be delicious. Eighty finished-dish photos will inspire you to heat the oven and grease the cake pans, but it’s the more than 1,000 step-by-step photos that give this book its heft and make it feel revolutionary. Whether you’re a beginner or an expert baker, there’s something in here for you.