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Description - A World of Cake by Krystina Castella

Author Krystina Castella became intrigued by the cultural history of cake when she hosted a bake sale with the international students she teaches and each student brought a cake from his or her family's heritage. This collection of international cakes was the beginning of "A World of Cake", an adventurous exploration of global cake culture. The fascinating culinary journey includes all kinds of fun-to-read facts, such as 'A Field Guide to Cakes', 'World Tour of Cake Holidays', and 'Family Trees' for each kind of cake. Clear instructions, illustrations, and hundreds of colour photos accompany the recipes. Who knew that edification could be this much fun? Or this delicious? Including doughnuts, fritters, dumplings, milk treats, candy, and frosting, "A World of Cake" is more than a cookbook, more than an anthropology lesson, and way more fun than a textbook. Where else could readers find an entire section devoted to cakes named after famous people? With subcategories? Castella embraces the spirit of celebration with this big, must-have book for anyone who loves making, eating, or just enjoying any version of a sweet treat.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781603425766
ISBN-10: 1603425764
Format: Paperback
(269mm x 229mm x 28mm)
Pages: 344
Imprint: Storey Publishing LLC
Publisher: Storey Publishing LLC
Publish Date: 15-Oct-2010
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Krystina Castella

Krystina Castella, a professor at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena,California, was inspired to begin work on A World of Cake when a fundraising bake sale was held on campus. American students contributed the usual bake-sale treats, but the sales tables were also filled with a veritable United Nations of sweets. Foreign students had brought in cakes from all over the world, and many were far from the American concept of what "cake" looks like. Steamed rice cakes, mooncakes, corn meal cakes, tamales, fritters and tortes...these treats, and so many more, inspired Castella to learn the history of each cake, its place in the culture of its origin, what the cakes celebrated, and how they involved.

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