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Modern Art Desserts

Recipes for Cakes, Cookies, Confections, and Frozen Treats Based on Iconic Works of Art

written by Caitlin Freeman

Ten Speed Press | ISBN 9781607743903

Hardback – 208 pages


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The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art is possibly the only museum in the world that encourages you to eat its art. Caitlin Freeman takes inspiration for her desserts directly from the walls of the museum and invites you to experience the works in SFMOMA in the most delicious way possible. Extremely detailed recipes are presented next to the artworks that inspired them which helps illustrate the connection in some of the more abstract creations. The recipes require time and attention (the famous Mondrian cake takes two days to make and comes with blueprints) but it’s the perfect addition to the library of the art loving baker.

By Edwina Seres

Taking cues from works by Andy Warhol, Frida Kahlo, and Matisse, pastry chef Caitlin Freeman, of Miette bakery and Blue Bottle Coffee fame, creates a collection of uniquely delicious dessert recipes (with step-by-step assembly guides) that give readers all they need to make their own edible masterpieces. From a fudge pop based on an Ellsworth Kelly sculpture to a pristinely segmented cake fashioned after Mondrian's well-known composition, this collection of uniquely delicious recipes for cookies, parfait, gelees, ice pops, ice cream, cakes, and inventive drinks has everything you need to astound friends, family, and guests with your own edible masterpieces. Taking cues from modern art's most revered artists, these twenty-seven showstopping desserts exhibit the charm and sophistication of works by Andy Warhol, Cindy Sherman, Henri Matisse, Jeff Koons, Roy Lichtenstein, Richard Avedon, Wayne Thiebaud, and more. Featuring an image of the original artwork alongside a museum curator's perspective on the original piece and detailed, easy-to-follow directions (with step-by-step assembly guides adapted for home bakers), ` Modern Art Desserts` will inspire a kitchen gallery of stunning treats.


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