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Confections of a closet master baker : one woman's sweet journey from unhappy Hollywood executive to contented country baker

Author: Gesine Bullock-Prado
Publisher: New York : Broadway Books, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"A former Hollywood insider chucks it all to become a master baker in this hilarious, poignant morsel of a memoir. As head of her celebrity sister's production company, Gesine Bullock-Prado had a closet full of designer clothes and the ear of all the influential movie studio heads. But she was miserable. The only solace she found was in her secret passion: baking ..."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: Food memoirs
Nonfiction
Biographies
Named Person: Gesine Bullock-Prado; Gesine Bullock-Prado
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gesine Bullock-Prado
ISBN: 9780767932684 0767932684 9780767932738 0767932730
OCLC Number: 298541349
Description: ix, 226 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: The devil in St. Nick --
The witching hour : golden eggs --
To thine own baking self be true : expresso cheesecake --
My kingdom for a scone : scones --
Be nice to your mother (sponge) : focaccia --
Montpeculiar : starry starry nights --
Eat, drink, and be Larry : maple pecan sticky buns --
Ode to the Oreo : devil's cream pie --
Crunchy clouds : Raspberry meringues --
The monster on the wall : Zwetschgendatschi --
End it with a sigh : cherry filling --
Doing lunch, the Vermont way : opera cake --
Tiers of frustration : carrot cake --
A grand opening : apple pie --
Lamb of God and star giant : New England --
The sacred time : Mandelhoernchen --
Chocolate-covered chakras : apfelkuchen --
And did I mention we were on the Food Network? : passionfruit healer --
Running regrets : Helga's cake --
Career day.
Responsibility: Gesine Bullock-Prado ; illustrations by Raymond G. Prado.

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"A former Hollywood insider chucks it all to become a master baker in this hilarious, poignant morsel of a memoir. As head of her celebrity sister's production company, Gesine Bullock-Prado had a closet full of designer clothes and the ear of all the influential movie studio heads. But she was miserable. The only solace she found was in her secret passion: baking ..."--Jacket.

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