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The art of baking blind / Sarah Vaughan.

By: Vaughan, Sarah [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Charnwood.Publisher: Anstey, Leicestershire [England] : F.A. Thorpe, 2015Edition: Large print edition.Description: 445 pages (large print) ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781444824605 (hardback); 1444824600 (hardback).Subject(s): Self-realisation in women -- Fiction | Baking -- Fiction | Cooking competitions -- Fiction | Friendship -- FictionGenre/Form: Romance fiction. | Large type books.Summary: Take five strangers with nothing in common except a passion for baking. Add a hotly contested competition and beat to stiff peaks. Bake to just the right degree of tension... The search is on for the new 'Mrs Eaden', an amateur baker so talented they are fit to emulate the author of the classic cookbook THE ART OF BAKING. Each contestant has a reason to bake. Jenny faces an empty nest; Claire has sacrificed her dreams for her daughter; Vicki struggles with motherhood; and Karen is determined not to let her facade slip. As alliances form and secrets emerge, making the choicest choux bun seems the least of their concerns. For they will learn - as Mrs Eaden did - that while perfection is possible in the kitchen, it's very much harder in life.
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Take five strangers with nothing in common except a passion for baking. Add a hotly contested competition and beat to stiff peaks. Bake to just the right degree of tension... The search is on for the new 'Mrs Eaden', an amateur baker so talented they are fit to emulate the author of the classic cookbook THE ART OF BAKING. Each contestant has a reason to bake. Jenny faces an empty nest; Claire has sacrificed her dreams for her daughter; Vicki struggles with motherhood; and Karen is determined not to let her facade slip. As alliances form and secrets emerge, making the choicest choux bun seems the least of their concerns. For they will learn - as Mrs Eaden did - that while perfection is possible in the kitchen, it's very much harder in life.

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Booklist Review

Here's something to savor while waiting for the next season of PBS' Great British Baking Show. Eaden's, a chain of upscale British supermarkets, is conducting a Search for the New Mrs. Eaden, Mrs. Eaden being Kathleen, the recently deceased wife of the chain's founder and the author of the 1966 classic, The Art of Baking. Housewives Vicki, Jenny, and Karen; single dad Mike; and single mom Claire have made it to the competition, held on the Eaden country estate, and are baking their way through the cakes, biscuits, breads, pies and pastries, pudding, and celebratory tea rounds while dealing with various challenges at home. Excerpts from The Art of Baking head each chapter, and looks back at Kathleen's own struggles as she works on the book and tries to start a family are interspersed throughout. The problems the bakers contend with empty-nest syndrome, the demands of motherhood, a straying ­husband are familiar fare. It's the baking that makes the book rise, and readers will be salivating over descriptions of Victoria sponge, Battenburg cake, Chelsea buns, and other treats. Delectable food porn, as one character puts it.--Quinn, Mary Ellen Copyright 2015 Booklist