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 has been released!

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 wherever books are sold: Amazon, Indie Bound, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, iBooks, Powell’s, and even your local bookstore.

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. Sold Out!

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

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.

Sunday, September 17th at 11am
Brooklyn Book Festival, Brooklyn, New York. “Sweet!” Dessert panel with Fany Gerson and Matt Rodbard. More info here.

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

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. More info here.

Monday, October 2nd
Snack Party with Kenji at KitchenTown in San Mateo, California. More info here.

Tuesday, October 3rd
Sur La Table, Palo Alto, California. More info here.

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.

Sunday, October 8th at 4:00pm
Island Books, Mercer Island, Washington. More info here.

Sunday, October 15th at noon
Southern Festival of Books, Nashville, Tennessee. More info here.

Wednesday, October 25th
Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts. More info here.

Thursday, October 26th at 6pm
Milk Street Cooking School, Boston, Massachusetts. Sold out!

Saturday, October 28th at 11am
Panel with Joanne Chang and Karen Akunowicz at Boston Book Festival. More info here.

Sunday, October 29th at 7pm
Book signing and dessert cocktail party with Maura Kilpatrick at Sofra. More info here.

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

Monday, December 11th from 5-7pm
Book Signing and Holiday Dessert Party at Fountain Books. More info here.

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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32 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 · 

Aug 24, 2017 ·  9:04 AM

how about coming to knoxville, tn – love the book worth the wait…

 · skydel · 

Aug 25, 2017 ·  6:06 PM

Just got the book from Amazon. I totally love it. I’ve always loved the recipes in your blog and it’s great to have some more in such a beautifully bound book. Everything categorized so nicely and it’s refreshing that you talk about ingredients, equipment and variations on recipes. It’s really quite wonderful. Thanks!

 · Auvy · 

Aug 29, 2017 · 11:12 AM

I already bought this and I LOVE it. I can’t wait to start making everything. I have just one question. I wanted to start with the Hostess cupcakes. It says the filling is homemade cool whip but I can’t find that recipe? Did I miss it?

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Sep 10, 2017 · 10:34 AM

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In the book, the marshmallow creme cooks to a temp of 250. Is that correct. It did not work for me and I see on the blog that the creme recipe with OCPs cooks to 240

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