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Reviews by Amanda Hesser
Based on oil rather than butter, it creates a light, airy crumb that’s delicious while it lasts, with walnuts, raisins and slivers of apple threading the cinnamon-scented dough.
It’s sweet and tart, not quite a pancake and not quite a crepe. But lovable all the same.
I encourage you to make Le Cirque’s version, all 10 pain-in-the-neck steps of it, because despite its tempestuous origins, it’s wonderful.
Amanda grew up in a family where everyone, including her father, cooked. In college, she worked at a bakery on Saturday nights and drove a truck around Boston at dawn, delivering the bread. She later worked in bakeries and restaurants in Germany, Switzerland, Italy and France. After writing her first book, The Cook and the Gardener, Amanda was hired by the New York Times as a food reporter.
In 11 years, she wrote more than 800 stories for the Times, published another book, Cooking for Mr. Latte, based on a column she wrote about her courtship with her husband, and was deemed the "evil foodie darklord" by Gawker (a title she humbly cherishes). Her third book, Eat, Memory, was published in 2008, and the New York Times cookbook she's been working on for 5 years will be out in 2010. She plays herself in "Julie & Julia." Amanda now lives with Mr. Latte in Brooklyn with their twin son and daughter, who by age 2 had eaten both pigeon and uni, whether they liked it or not.