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Gooey Desserts: The Joy of Decadence

Corn, Elaine

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ISBN 10: 1559583541 / ISBN 13: 9781559583541
Published by Prima Publishing, U.S.A., 1993
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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Title: Gooey Desserts: The Joy of Decadence

Publisher: Prima Publishing, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1993

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Every rich, creamy, and delicious dessert--including French silk pie, velvet cream custard, and cream-and-sugar slave--in this unique collection shares a common element: gooeyness.

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It's indicative of Americans' unique love of high-calorie sweets that food editor Corn has difficulty defining gooey. Her attempt is this: "Hyperbole is part of the allure of gooey desserts. They're bigger, taller, lusher, richer." But she has no trouble compiling a 140-recipe collection that contains absolutely no nutritional analysis information. The closest she comes to reducing calories is in six dishes, appropriately placed at the back of the book and entitled "getting the goo without the gotcha." Other than that brief nod to weight watchers, she advocates--and names--all things decadent, such as custard obsession, chocolate bondage with lush chocolate sauce, lips of the beauty, the ultimate vanilla pudding cake, and mascarpone cheesecake in Mexican chocolate crust with pecans, among others. Barbara Jacobs

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