Sunday, January 1, 2017

Book Review: Candy is Magic by Jami Curl

Title: Candy is Magic
Author: Jami Curl
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
ISBN: 0399578390 (ISBN13: 9780399578397)
Release : April 18th 2017
Pages: 288
Genre: Cookbook
Format: ebook (Publish as hardcover)
Source: NetGalley

GoodReads: This game-changing candy cookbook from the owner of Quin, a popular
Portland-based candy company, offers more than 200 achievable recipes using real, natural ingredients for everything from flavor-packed fruit lollipops to light-as-air marshmallows.
Jami Curl, candy-maker extraordinaire and owner of the candy company Quin has been called the "new Willy Wonka" by Bon Appetit. Her debut book, This is Candy, includes the recipes that have made Quin a favorite with local and national media, foodies, chefs, and bloggers. But This is Candy is not just a candy book. Instead, Jami's approach to candy forms the foundation for a world of other
confections--from bacon glazed with maple and black pepper caramel to a clever Chocolate Magic Dust that can be turned into chocolate pudding, chocolate sauce, and even a chocolate lollipop. Packed with more than 200 recipes for totally original confections like Whole Roasted Strawberry Lollipops, Bergamot Caramels, Fig & Coffee Gumdrops, and Pinot Noir cotton candy, as well as serious tips and advice for making amazing candy at home.

The beginning of the book is rather technical, but I guess when you are making candy there are some basics for each kind.

Recipes had metric measurements if selling in US will need to change.

Flavor was stressed throughout. It is one of the most important components in candy.

Popcorn Carmel – sounds good; not sure I’m ready for carmel with pepper though.
Marshmallows – honey & sea salt sounds like an interesting combo (hey I’ll eat almost anything with sea salt)
Fig & Coffee Gumdrops – not sure about – the flavors may be a little overwhelming.
Pinot Noir Cotton Candy – wine and sugar – can you think of a better combination?

*I received a copy of Candy is Magic from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for my honest review.

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