Co-Owner and Master Baker Amy Emberling grew up in Nova
Scotia, Canada. She joined Zingerman's Bakery in 1992 as one of
it's first team members and now is a partner.
Co-Owner and Master Baker Frank Carollo grew up in the Italian suburbs of Detroit, MI. It was during his post-college restaurant years that he became friends with the founders-to-be of Zingerman's Delicatessen, Paul Saginaw and Ari Weinzweig, helping them open Zingerman's Bakehouse in 1992 and has been leading the bakery ever since.
Finally, master bakers Amy Emberling and Frank Carollo's
Zingerman's Bakery (Chronicle, $29.95) celebrates the Michigan
artisanal bakery's 25th anniversary with 65 of their most popular
recipes. Delightful breads, brownies, cookies, and breads are all
represented, accompanied by easy-to-follow recipes and 50
full-color photographs. For something sweet, try Ginger Jump-Up
Cookies or Bakehouse Brownies. Savory? Parmesan Pepper Bread or
Detroit Style Pizza. And when you're done with those, there are 61
more! --Stefanie Hargreaves, editor, Shelf Awareness for
Founded in 1982, Zingerman's-a household name in Ann Arbor, MI-has grown from a single delicatessen to a thriving community of food-related businesses. One of these is Zingerman's Bakehouse, a bakery specializing in artisanal breads and pastries. To coincide with its 25th anniversary, Bakehouse co-owners Emberling and Carollo have crafted a cookbook that intimately blends the business's unique history and philosophy of service with never-before-published recipes for its best-loved baked goods. All home bakers will recognize its merit, made visible in precise recipes (e.g., Detroit-style pizza, coconut cream pie, chestnut baguettes, pecan sandies with bacon), stunning photographs, and deeply reflective storytelling. Notably, the book includes a wealth of traditional Hungarian and Jewish foods. VERDICT A stellar all-purpose baking collection for every skill level.