Bake your way through Sweetness, and by the last page, you will feel as though Sarah is your new best friend.
--Chicago magazine, in its selection of Sweetness as one of the top 6 cookbooks of 2009
Sarah Levy opened her own sweet shop, Sarah's Pastries and Candies, in 2004, when she was only 24 and not long out of college. Since then she's moved and expanded her first store and opened a second location inside of Macy's, and seen her business bloom. Now, in her first book, she shows how anyone can make delicious sweets, treats, and confections, no matter how little background they have in cooking.
This book is aimed at the amateur--especially younger women who may not have learned many kitchen skills while growing up, but still crave the best in delicious treats, and like the idea of mastering a few great recipes for entertaining, gifts, social events, or to impress that special someone. But anyone interested in making great treats will appreciate the breadth and quality of these recipes---which are accompanied by gorgeous color photos.
The book's contents range from basic, simpler recipes that are relatively easy to make and feature ingredients available in any grocery store (and which provide terrific results), to top-flight professional-level recipes for the motivated cook who wants to prepare something that will knock the socks off anyone who samples it. These feature solid, step-by-step instructions as well as tips on sourcing the highest-quality ingredients from specialty stores and the internet.
The results are all-stops-out delicious. These recipes are for when you want the absolute best--maybe to impress friends, colleagues, or potential in-laws, or even just to enjoy yourself. After all, why waste calories on second-rate treats, when you can pamper yourself with the most delicious treats you can imagine?
Sarah Levy's own warmth, accessibility, and personality shine through on every page. Great sweets, treats, and confections have never come in such an appealing package.
Sarah makes Pecan Pie on WGN Midday News
Subtitle Delicious Baked Treats for Every Occasion
Edition First Edition
Author Sarah Levy
Nb of pages 143 p.
GTIN13 (EAN13) 9781572840935
Nb of pages 143
Dimensions 7.5 x 9.5 in.
Weight 48 oz.
List Price $20.00
Nb of pages 144 p.
GTIN13 (EAN13) 9781572846586
Publication Date 01 October 2009
Nb of pages 144
List Price $2.99
Chicago native and dessert diva Sarah Levy joined Ryan and Val in the Windy City Live kitchen and whipped up some delectable baked treats to put anyone in a holiday mood year round. (Dec. 14, 2011)
WGN Midday News hosts Sarah Levy as she shows the gang how to bake some out-of-this-world toffee. (Dec. 2, 2011)
Sarah goes on WGN Midday News to reveal her recipe for delicious pistachio macaroons. (Aug. 16, 2011)
Meet Sarah Levy, author of Sweetness
Sarah Levy, the owner of Sarah's Pastries & Candies based in Chicago, talks about her store and cookbook. Micro-documentary by Near Networks.
Press kit ( pdf 152 KB )
Oct 15, 2009
"Packed with tips about the most useful baking tools and the best ingredients, the book has excellent recipes for easy-to-make crowd-pleasers like cream cheese brownies and carrot cupcakes."- Marissa Seamans
Oct 26, 2009
"Along comes Sarah Levy to demystify it all for me. The first section of the book breaks down things like tools of the trade, methods and techniques. I respect people who "open their kimono" so to speak about their passion."- Laura Hansen
Nov 4, 2009
"There's truly is something for sweet tooths of every skill level in Sweetness: Delicious Baked Treats for Every Occasion."- Janet Fuller
VIDEO: Sarah speaks with Steve Dolinksy on ABC Live
Oct 23, 2009
SLIDESHOW: "Recession-Proof Candy"
Jun 23, 2008
INTERVIEW: "Recipe for Success: Sarah Levy Butters Us Up"
-Daily Candy Oct 19, 2009
INTERVIEW: "Sarah Levy Dishes On Her New Cookbook"
-Grubstreet Chicago Oct 13, 2009
INTERVIEW: "The Hot Seat: Sarah Levy"
-Time Out Chicago Oct 22, 2009
ARTICLE: "Baked! Best Cookbooks of 2009"
-Chicago magazine, Penny Pollack Dec 1, 2009