'Julie Richardson' on Serious Eats

Bake the Book: Vintage Cakes

In Vintage Cakes, Julie Richardson has compiled classic recipes for roll cakes, icebox cakes, layer cakes, and more, into one lovely little volume. And don't let the curly script of the title fool you—this is a serious tour through cake history. More

Cook the Book: 'Rustic Fruit Desserts'

There are so many ways to end a meal. Some people like a rich chocolate dessert, others prefer a cheese course, some might need nothing more than an espresso or a digestif, and some of us indulge in all of these. Although I have been known to take the cheese-chocolate-coffee-after-dinner-drink-route, there are times when nothing hits the spot like a fruit-based dessert. A simple pie or cobbler with a scoop of ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream is prefect, especially when the weather is warm and beautiful summer fruits and berries are in season. Peaches, plums, apricots, and berries of all shapes and colors have been begun showing up in the markets—or will appear sooner than you think.... More

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