By JULIE BIUSO, Photography by AARON McLEAN
Published by New Holland
Sweet Feast is just that – a veritable feast of award-winning food writer Julie Biuso’s favourite and most popular dessert recipes. From light-as-a-feather sponges to melt-in-your-mouth biscuits, and from elegant gâteaux to warming steamed puddings, there are plenty of tempting recipes for every occasion.
Many of the recipes had their first outing in Taste magazine, where Julie has played a pivotal role as food editor since its inception. But they were simply too good to be left in the archives, so here they are brought together for your easy reference in this mouth-watering collection. Julie’s also added some of her most requested recipes, like the Chocolate Nut Cake, which has had nearly 300,000 hits on YouTube (and still counting).
Not only does Julie provide over 70 recipes, all expertly photographed by Aaron McLean, but she also shares her extensive knowledge of the techniques that go into making the perfect cake, pie or pudding. The all-new Cooking Classes with Julie at the end of each chapter are accompanied by step-by-step photography, and will give you the confidence to roll out your own pastry and whip up gorgeous meringues in no time. She also offers additional notes on ingredients and other useful tips in an extensive glossary.
With Sweet Feast on hand, you’ll never be stuck for ideas for afternoon temptations or an irresistible ending to any meal.
About the Author
Julie Biuso has a large and loyal following through her regular contributions to radio, television and magazines, and her appearances at food shows and her own cooking school. She is currently food editor of Taste and Your Home and Garden magazines, and runs a successful website www.juliebiuso.com, sharing her culinary knowledge.
Julie has written 14 cookbooks, a number of which have been published with New Holland, including Julie Biuso’s Never-ending Summer, Sizzle, Take a Vine-ripened Tomato…, and her memoir, Dancing on my Table. She has won a string of awards for her books, her writing and her achievements, including a Montana NZ Book Award, a Gold Ladle at the Le Cordon Bleu World Food Media Awards and several Gourmand World Cookbook awards. She was recently honoured by being appointed as an Ambassador for the Le Cordon Bleu New Zealand Institute.