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Monday August 7, 2017

BraveTart: Iconic American Desserts

It’s been a crazy journey from my very first book announcement in 2012, but at long last I can say that my cookbook will be published next week!

From One-Bowl Devil’s Food Layer Cake to a flawless Cherry Pie that’s crisp even on the very bottom, BraveTart is a celebration of classic American desserts. With a foreword from my friend Kenji, tons of vintage advertisements, breathtaking photography from Penny De Los Santos, and over a hundred recipes (plus 200+ variations), I hope you’ll find it worth the wait.

BraveTart is available for preorder right now, and on August 15th you’ll find it wherever books are sold: Amazon, Indie Bound, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, iBooks, Powell’s, and even your local bookstore.

On that note, I’d love to invite anyone in the Lexington area to join me at Joseph-Beth on Tuesday, August 15th at 7pm for my official book launch! It’ll be me, a pile of cupcakes, a stack of books, and hopefully lots of friends to make sure my Star Trek jokes don’t fall flat.

Thanks to the support of my publisher, W. W. Norton, I’ll be visiting lots of bookstores and kitchen spaces around the country. While more dates will be added in the weeks to come, these are the dates and locations we know for sure, and I’d love nothing more than a chance to meet those of you who’ve been supporting me all this time.

Tuesday, August 15th at 7pm
Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Lexington, Kentucky. More info here.

Thursday, August 31st at 6:30pm
Museum of Food and Drink, Brooklyn, New York. More info here.

Sunday, September 3rd at noon
Decatur Book Festival, Decatur, Georgia. More info here.

Thursday, September 7th from 6 til I’m pooped
County Club book signing. Lexington, Kentucky. Details to come.

Wednesday, September 13th at 7pm
92Y, New York, New York. More info here.

Saturday, September 16th at 8:30am
Curiosity Doughnuts, Stockton, New Jersey. More info here.

Saturday, September 23rd at 3pm
Cincinnati Food + Wine Classic, Cincinnati, Ohio. Details to come.

Saturday, September 30th at noon
CUESA’s Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, San Francisco , California. More info here.

Sunday, October 1st at 3pm
Omnivore Books, San Francisco, California. Details to come.

Monday, October 2nd
Snack Party with Kenji, somewhere in a galaxy far, far away. Details to come.

Tuesday, October 3rd
Sur La Table, Palo Alto, California. Details to come.

Wednesday, October 4th at 6pm
Book Larder, Seattle, Washington. More info here.

Thursday, October 5th at 6pm
Hot Stove Society, Seattle, Washington. More info here.

Saturday, October 14th
Southern Festival of Books, Nashville, Tennessee. Details to come.

Wednesday, October 25th
Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts. Details to come.

Thursday, October 26th at 6pm
Milk Street Cooking School, Boston, Massachusetts. More info here.

Saturday, October 28th
Boston Book Festival. Details to come.

Saturday, November 18th
Kentucky Book Fair. Details to come.

I’ll be sure to update this page as more dates and details are added. In the meantime, you can always touch base with me via Twitter, whether it’s a question about tour dates, layer cakes, or something in between. You can also follow along with what I’ve been up to over at Serious Eats, which has become my home away from home.

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9 comments and counting

Aug 08, 2017 ·  9:25 AM

No Oahu? So sad! I’ll be cheering you on from afar.

 · Dana ·

Aug 08, 2017 · 10:39 AM

@Dana, Oahu? Twist my arm!


Aug 08, 2017 · 11:29 AM

So excited for you (and us) Stella! I’m grateful you’ve still been pushing out recipes over at SE.

I wish you were coming closer in the Midwest, but no one comes to Iowa, so we understand. Good luck and all the best!

 · Mad Cow · 

Aug 08, 2017 ·  1:33 PM


 · Jade · 

Aug 08, 2017 ·  5:31 PM

Yay! I’m so happy for you! & me
But where’s the LA love? SF gets all the good stuff.
BTW, made ur easy pasta sauce last week. Seriously, it’s diVINE!

 · MAM · 

Aug 08, 2017 ·  7:57 PM

If you come to Oahu, I’ll bring malasadas

 · Dana ·

Aug 08, 2017 · 10:33 PM

Please come to South Florida

 · Jill · 

Aug 08, 2017 · 10:47 PM

I’ve already preordered and can’t wait till I receive your book. We love your recipes and wish that you were doing a book signing in upstate New York in the Saratoga area (which I would drive to for you).
Congratulations for what I know will be an amazing book.

 · robynlip · 

Aug 08, 2017 · 10:59 PM

No trips to Canada…especially the west coast…would love to see you in Victoria or Vancouver….we are a safe space!!!

 · Katescott · 


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