Celebrate: A Calendar of Cakes for Special Dates by Annabel Langbein

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  • ISBN 10 0958202966
  • ISBN 13 9780958202961
  • Published Oct 01 2008
  • Format Hardcover
  • Page Count 128
  • Language English
  • Countries New Zealand
  • Publisher Annabel Langbein Books (a division of International Culinary Institute Press Ltd)
  • Imprint Annabel Langbein (a division of International Culi

Publishers Text

A write-on, gift-style book with recipes. The perfect gift for all ages, this beautiful book will become a compact treasury of the most important dates in the lives of family and friends - an heirloom to be passed down through generations. Progressing through January to December, legends and traditions from the past are retold depicting the origin of customs and beliefs from different cultures, many of which are still reflected in our celebrations today. Each month contains a recipe for a special cake celebrating a birthday or the festivities for that time of the year and includes fascinating comments about particular ingredients, such as the origin of cherries, as used in the Cathedral Cake: The most beautiful berry, the red, heart-shaped cherry has been treasured in Asia and Europe for centuries. Wild cherries were eaten in Bronze Age Europe and Ancient China...hundreds of varieties now exist. The signs of the Zodiac are related and their dates are listed for each month alongside intriguing references to each birthstone with their historical origins, hidden powers and characteristics. A calendar format is supplied to inscribe significant dates, such as loved ones birthdays and anniversaries.A Calendar of Cakes for Special Dates combines the pleasure of recording your personal memories with a charming collection of stories, delicious recipes and beautiful illustrations. Could there be a lovelier way to remember and celebrate your special occasions?

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