The handbook on back-pocket, anytime baking.

Baking shouldn’t be reserved for special occasions. Even when it feels like you’re too busy to turn on the oven—or “you’re not a baker”—homemade treats are within reach. That’s why we filled this book with 60 of our families’ and community members’ go-to, anytime recipes, as well as stunning photography by James Ransom and tips that come from generations’ worth of kitchen wisdom.

We want Baking to be the most flour-caked, milk-splattered book in your collection. Because these recipes won’t have you hunting for obscure ingredients or equipment or cleaning up a huge mess, you’ll be able—and want—to make them over and over again. And while they’re within reach, they’re certainly not run-of-the-mill: Think Buttermilk Dutch Baby with Caramelized Pears, Blueberry Cream Torte, and Savory Greens Galette.

Because two is better than one—in cookies, books, and so much more—snag the set of the next two titles in our cookbook series, Food52 Works. Baking you just heard about; its sister book, Vegan by our New Veganism columnist Gena Hamshaw, is all about vegan cooking for everyone, anytime—a collection of 60 recipes that will help anyone learn how to eat more plants (and along the way, how to cook with and love cashew cheese, tofu, and nutritional yeast).

  • Signed by Amanda and Merrill