Thursday, May 22, 2014

Book Beginning: Honey & Oats: Everyday Favorites Baked with Whole Grains and Natural Sweeteners by Jennifer Katzinger



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YOUR BOOK BEGINNING



MY BOOK BEGINNING



As a young woman I had an amazing role model who was talented at any number of things, but everyone agreed Holly could make the tastiest scones.
-- Honey & Oats: Everyday Favorites Baked with Whole Grains and Natural Sweeteners by Jennifer Katzinger (Author), Charity Burggraaf (Photographer), and Julie Hopper (Contributor).

Ever since I recently read Michael Pollan's In Defense of Food, I have been trying to diversify my diet, including introducing more whole grains. This new cookbook is the perfect motivator. Filled with beautiful photographs on matte pages, Honey & Oats offers 75 friendly recipes for home bakers trying to incorporate healthy alternatives into their sweet and savory baked goods.

Best of all, unlike the carob and tofu concoctions my mother foisted on us in the 1970s under the banner of "Health Food," the treats in Honey & Oats actually taste good!

Sasquatch Books just keeps turning out lush, gorgeous cookbooks like Honey & Oats.  They have harnessed some great talent and produce a first-class product.

15 comments :

guiltless reader said...

Your post title actually made me hungry ;)

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Ooh, I LOVE scones! This one looks delicious.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Since I love scones, the beginning definitely grabbed me! This sounds like an excellent cookbook.

ireadboooks said...

Now I'm hungry...

Here's the link to my post http://ireadboooks.wordpress.com/2014/05/23/book-beginnings-friday-may-23-2014/

Sheri said...

Sounds like a great cookbook! Here is my beginning: http://shutupandreadgroup.blogspot.com/2014/05/book-beginnings-7-dragon-tears-by-dean.html

JC Jones said...

Just reading your post makes me want to go into the kitchen and cook!!!

Katherine P said...

Oh this sounds really interesting. I've kind of given up on "Health Food" baked good because so often they're not very good! I'll have to look for this book.

Catherine BookClubLibrarian said...

Sounds like a delightful read and a source for delicious goodies!

Juli Rahel said...

This sounds like a delicious read! As a kid I loved leafing through cook and baking books because I liked to imagine all the things I would bake and for whom! I'd love to make some healthier baking choices, although I will never give up on my grandma's apple pie! Thanks for hosting :)

fredamans said...

Sounds scrum-diddly-umptious!!

Cassie said...

That cake looks yummy!
This is my first week participating in your weekly link-up. It's a really neat idea.

Cassie said...

That cake looks yummy!
This is my first week participating in your weekly link-up. It's a really neat idea.

William Stanger said...

Interesting beginning. I wish I could bake scones well.

gautami tripathy said...

I love anything made with oats!

What a beginning! I would keep reading.....

Here is my Book Beginning post!!

AND

Here is my Friday 56 post!!

Elizabeth said...

I didn't get to post a Book Beginnings this week, but looks like there are a lot of good books being featured.

Have a great weekend.

Elizabeth

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