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Book Review: Sweeter off the Vine


Sweeter Off The Vine
By Yossy Arefi

Celebrate the luscious fruits of every season with this stunning collection of heirloom-quality recipes for pies, cakes, tarts, ice cream, preserves, and other sweet treats. Summer’s wild raspberries become Raspberry Pink Peppercorn Sorbet, ruby red rhubarb is roasted to adorn a pavlova, juicy apricots and berries are baked into galettes with saffron sugar, and winter’s bright citrus fruits shine in Blood Orange Donuts and Tangerine Cream Pie. Rossy Arefi’s enticing sweetness of fruits with bold flavors like rose and orange flower water inspired by her Iranian heritage, bittersweet chocolate and cacao nibs, and who-grain flours like rye and spelt. Accompanied by gorgeous, evocative photography Sweeter off the Vine is a must have for aspiring bakers and home cooks of all abilities. 

My Thoughts: 

As you know I absolutely love deserts (actually this is probably a problem for my modeling “career) and I was immediately interested in seeing what Sweeter off the Vine had to offer. Rossy Arefi starts off with herb recipes, something I’m quite happy about because I never know how to put them in anything except entrees, and then on to your fruits. Everything from black fruit tarts to squash ice-cream is covered, with beautiful but realistic photograph that makes you want it. The descriptions for each of the recipes gives a good look at what it will taste like, the ingredients are accessible and the instructions are well written. Sweeter off the Vine is an awesome book to keep around when you’re wanting to have something sweet after dinner, as well as for those planned out dinner parties. If you like the Citrus Cookbook or Cravings by Chrissy Teigen you’ll love Yossy Arefi’s cookbook. 


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