Thursday, July 23, 2009
Have Your Cake and Eat It Too
With a growing trend toward healthy eating and a focus on organic and local ingredients, we all need a little indulgence now and again. So when I heard about Sarah Magid's new book, Organic and Chic: Cakes, Cookies and Other Sweets that Taste as Good as They Look, chock full of decadent recipes made with healthful and organic ingredients I was delighted! See, Sarah puts her own fresh and healthy spin on some old favorites from our childhood, and turns them into a treat that's not going to leave us feeling guilty for all the no-no's we've consumed. With a whole section dedicated to Reformed Junk Food, Sarah fulfills our Ring-a-ding or Snowball craving with something equally (if not more) delicious that we can feed our families and feel good about. But Sarah does so much more than give our junk food faves a makeover. She is an artist in her own right. After years working in the fashion industry for Tommy Hilfiger, J. Crew and Henri Bendel, Sarah has a talented and trained eye for all things lovely, and nowhere is this more apparent than in her unique approach to cake decorating. Sarah Magid is an artisan baker in NYC who whips up lovely, organic cakes that taste as good as they look. She gives us tips on decorating as well as hints to change flavors, substitute ingredients or things to help in a pinch. With cakes that look as if they were created by a fashion designer, Organic and Chic brings an organic touch to baked goods that are simple enough for us to do at home, and enticing enough to lure us into the kitchen on a regular basis.
One reader will win a copy of Sarah Magid's Organic and Chic. To enter tell us what your favorite sweet indulgence is. Don't forget to include your email. Deadline is Midnight, EST, July 31, 2009.
Editor's Note: Congratulations to Erma H., our winner!