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Baked Occasions is Coming

May 28, 2014 | By matt | 0 Comments

It is with great pleasure that we (Renato/me) finally (FINALLY!!!) get to announce our newest cookbook, Baked Occasions: Desserts for Leisure Activities, Holidays and Informal Celebrations. And c’mon – don’t you love the glorious cover! The book arrives on October 7th, but you can preorder this baby now if you like. We promise you will LOVE it! Pre-Order […]

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The Dept. of Baked Weddings is now pinning and we need Your Help

February 19, 2014 | By matt | 0 Comments

I suppose it goes without saying, that if you are getting married, you should probably get a Baked Wedding Cake. Baked Wedding Cakes are great, because a) they are beautiful b) they taste great and c) we can turn your favorite flavor Baked Cake into a Baked Wedding Cake. (Oh, and we promise to make […]


2nd Resolution: More Whole Grain Flours/Banana Choc Chip Cake

January 14, 2014 | By matt | 0 Comments

My second New Year’s Resolution is almost as simple as my first: incorporate more whole grain flours into my baking repertoire.  For years, I have used Kim Boyce’s Good to the Grain as my whole grain baking guidepost. I fell hopelessly in love with Kim’s recipe for spelt olive oil cake as well as her […]

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Editing and Eating: Brown Sugar Chocolate Chip Cake with Chocolate Ganache

December 3, 2013 | By matt | 0 Comments

I hope everyone had a fantastic Thanksgiving/Black Friday/Cyber Monday. Hope you got to unplug (seems impossible these days) and enjoy friends and family and hokey holiday television specials. I had every intention of doing “nothing”, but unfortunately our book writing schedule (which is not coming out until Fall 2014) got in the way. I ended […]

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A Danish Christmas Tradition and A Recipe for Stout Cake

November 22, 2013 | By johannah | 0 Comments

In Denmark, the holiday season officially starts on the first Friday of November, when the annual Christmas beers are released. Christmas beer – julebryg in Danish – is a Scandinavian tradition that dates back to the Vikings. J-dag, as the release day is called here, not so much. It was launched in 1990 by Tuborg […]

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Report from Italy: Pear and Chestnut Cake Recipe

November 14, 2013 | By johannah | 0 Comments

After declaring an undying love for chestnuts in my last post, I couldn’t get the little nuggets of pure joy off my mind. During a trip to Italy last fall, I picked up a flyer for a chestnut festival in the small Piedmontese town of Cuneo. I had kept the flyer, thinking I might like […]


Super Simple Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake

October 22, 2013 | By matt | 0 Comments

It’s October. It’s Pumpkin chaos. There is no way around it. This is a good thing. I love to bake with pumpkin, and I also happen to have a mini obsession with pumpkin tortellini. My house is awash in squash décor, and I practically live for my annual pumpkin-picking trip. Ignore the pumpkin naysayers (I, […]

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Late Summer Plum Tart

September 20, 2013 | By johannah | 0 Comments

How did this happen?! I left Copenhagen two weeks ago wearing shorts and a t-shirt and on my return had to pull out a down jacket for the morning bike ride to the office. During that same time, the market went from a veritable bounty of summer produce – mountains of tomatoes, peaches, green beans […]

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A summer report from Italy: Lemon Ricotta Cake recipe

August 1, 2013 | By johannah | 0 Comments

A week ago I decided on a whim to go to Italy for a few days. After a trip to Piemonte last fall, I’ve been dreaming of a summertime return. Last year, my sister and her husband returned from their summer holiday in Piemonte – where his parents have a house – with crates of […]



July 11, 2013 | By johannah | 0 Comments

Following US-based food magazines and blogs can be a disheartening experience for someone living in Scandinavia. Well before any sign of spring here in Copenhagen, my newsfeed starts filling with asparagus and rhubarb. While I’m still picking through last season’s potatoes at the supermarket and making due with sad fruit flown in from overseas, an abundance of […]

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