Dessert Diva

Maida HeatterMaida Heatter has been called the Queen of Desserts. She has been praised by culinary luminaries such as Wolfgang Puck, Martha Stewart and Charlie Trotter. They agree her recipes are perfection. For decades home cooks from beginners to experts have made delectable desserts by following her well-tested recipes.

Now there are two new and affordable Maida Heatter cookbooks in paperback: Maida Heatter’s Cakes and Maida Heatter’s Cookies. Both have charming anecdotes and hundreds of tested recipes with clear easy-to-follow instructions. No cook should be without these classics! They would make excellent shower gifts.


What would your last supper be?

Their Last Suppers: Legends of History and Their Final Meals by Andrew Caldwell is a look into history via the food fancies of the famous and infamous. Caldwell shares the last meals and food favourites of Marilyn Monroe, Adolph Hitler, Princess Diana, President John F. Kennedy, Julius Caesar, and many more historic figures. He includes details and recipes that foodies will find fascinating. For instance, Marilyn prepared and ate Mexican food as part of her last supper. It was a meal that many speculate she hoped to share with Robert Kennedy. This book is a trove of fascinating foodie lore and gossip.