Wednesday, August 17, 2016

the novel bakers present...

its been quite a while since the novel bakers shared their love of reading and fun in the kitchen, but this brand new book was well worth turning the pages and dusting off our aprons, it is a food lovers paradise! well, if you love baking, sugar, sweets and PIES!

the joy of reading a book as a novel baker is that you get to embrace and savor every page, deciding which tasty morsel, scene or visual feast you best want to recreate, and devour, straight from the pages, oh my head felt like spun sugar!
this is louise miller's debut novel, as a pastry chef, turned writer, it is a winning combination! met livvy, our colorful baker, known for her wild hair

her lovable irish wolfhound salty

and a taste for fire, jack daniels and questionable life choices, but one thing is for sure, the girl can bake! i am never one to divulge a story, i think that is what the joy of reading is all about, just picking up a book and start turning the pages, just like life, the story always unfolds. i will say this, the book is mouth watering, its been ages since i have read this genre and i really enjoyed myself, so much so that i found myself weeping and smiling, in my opinion, if a book can make me cry, i am fully invested!

livvy heads to vermont to visit her best friend and quickly finds herself the new baker at the sugar maple inn in the bright yellow farmhouse. with such an idyllic setting who would not be enchanted baking in an old farmhouse with a large oak table propped up with nancy drew novels.

as a country girl at heart i really enjoyed this book, it reminds me of gentle times, enjoying good food, family and friends. how can you not smile when coffee and a sweet can smooth out any problems... like cinnamon rolls as big as hubcaps~

arriving in her quaint community just in time for the towns fall barn dinner i knew instantly i wanted to join in the merriment, even though autumn in california doesn't arrive until november, i wanted to throw my own version of a cozy fallish dinner party...

i followed their menu to the last details, being this scrumptious, i had no reason to stray!

corn consume, simple, pure and buttery,
poured over roasted kernels

baby red oak leaf greens with toasted walnuts
goat cheese and dried apple bread croutons

prime rib, au jus and
plump popovers with chives

cheese course
blue cheese with pears poached in port

apple galette with frangipani in puff pasty
with ice cream and hot caramel sauce

i hope you have enjoyed dining with the novel bakers,
if you are looking for the perfect book,
not to sweet, or tart, just a warm pleasant feeling,
as tasty as their blue ribbon apple pies...

put city bakers guide to country living on your menu today~

be sure and stop by and visit michael lee, linda and mary for more delicious country bites!

ps. if any of you ever read the novel bakers books, be sure and come and visit our posts and spot how many book details we all share visually ;-)