Wild Sweetness: Recipes Inspired by Nature (Hardcover)
From the creator of the award-winning food blog, Butter and Brioche, comes a unique and beautifully designed full-color cookbook that brings wild flavors to desserts as told through the seasons.
In Wild Sweetness, Thalia Ho captures the essence of the wild, and re-imagines it on the plate. She guides us through a tale of six distinct seasons and the flavors inspired by them: of bright, herbaceous new life in spring, to the aromatic florals that follow, of bursting summer berries, over-ripe fruit, warmth and spice in fall, then ending with winter and its smolder.
In more than 95 recipes, Thalia opens our eyes and taste buds to a celebration of what the wild has to offer—a world of sweet escapism, using flavor to heighten our experience of food. Enthralling, unique, and inspired recipes you’ll want to cook over and over again.
An elegant recipe collection for the changing seasons.
— New York Times
Fans of Ho’s blog will be happy to see its vibe translates well to print, with plenty of affirming aphorisms sprinkled throughout. This tasteful guide to off-the-beaten-path confections enchants.
— Publishers Weekly
Trained as an artist, [Thalia] Ho found herself attracted to wildness in nature, and this turned her into a devoted consumer of such flavors. But, for her, wildness doesn’t mean foraging. Thanks to preserving and drying techniques, herbs and flowers can appear in Ho’s cooking all year. Sweets and desserts are Ho’s passion...Any fan of Black Forest cake will find Ho’s deeply chocolate and dried-cherry cookies to be more than simply attractive.
...a beautifully photographed and designed cookbook based on seasonal ingredients. Ho’s poetic writing will spark the interest of bakers looking to incorporate more fruits and herbs into their treats.
— Library Journal
Wild Sweetness is unlike any seasonal cookbook I’ve read before. Its pages are drenched with evocative text and wistful visuals....There are so many delectable dessert recipes in this book, all with enchanting flavor combinations. Wild Sweetness offers nourishment beyond food.
In Wild Sweetness, Thalia Ho celebrates the delights of nature in her distinctive, ethereal style...Her tempting recipes, with inventive twists on desserts we know and love, will inspire bakers and chefs alike!
— Valrhona USA