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Martha Holmberg is uniquely equipped to bring crêpes into the home kitchen. Trained at the renowned La Varenne cooking school, she has been a food writer, editor, and cook in the United States, England, and France for the past two decades. Her lifelong love of this favorite food is apparent throughout this collection of 50 sweet and savory recipes, ranging from the simple Martha Holmberg is uniquely equipped to bring crêpes into the home kitchen. Trained at the renowned La Varenne cooking school, she has been a food writer, editor, and cook in the United States, England, and France for the past two decades. Her lifelong love of this favorite food is apparent throughout this collection of 50 sweet and savory recipes, ranging from the simple and snacky Butter-Sugar-Lemon of her teenage years to the crepe cakes and cannelloni of an accomplished cook. Her encouraging instructions and master formulas produce beautiful crepes and tempting sauces and fillings that pay homage to the classics while also playing with ambitious and fascinating flavor combinations and ingredients.


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Martha Holmberg is uniquely equipped to bring crêpes into the home kitchen. Trained at the renowned La Varenne cooking school, she has been a food writer, editor, and cook in the United States, England, and France for the past two decades. Her lifelong love of this favorite food is apparent throughout this collection of 50 sweet and savory recipes, ranging from the simple Martha Holmberg is uniquely equipped to bring crêpes into the home kitchen. Trained at the renowned La Varenne cooking school, she has been a food writer, editor, and cook in the United States, England, and France for the past two decades. Her lifelong love of this favorite food is apparent throughout this collection of 50 sweet and savory recipes, ranging from the simple and snacky Butter-Sugar-Lemon of her teenage years to the crepe cakes and cannelloni of an accomplished cook. Her encouraging instructions and master formulas produce beautiful crepes and tempting sauces and fillings that pay homage to the classics while also playing with ambitious and fascinating flavor combinations and ingredients.

30 review for Crepes: 50 Savory and Sweet Recipes (Dessert Cookbook, French Cookbook, Crepe Cookbook)

  1. 4 out of 5

    Blaine DeSantis

    What a super book!! My wife is from Romania and her entire life she grew up making and eating crepes, her favorite is still filled with Nutella. We make crepes here quite often, and you can make 25 crepes from 6 eggs. They are easy to make, and economical to boot. So this book has introduced me to buckwheat crepes, rice flour crepes and more. From savory to sweet, this book is loaded with some really great recipes. Easy to read and the food is fun to make. Why spend all those $$ at the now-popul What a super book!! My wife is from Romania and her entire life she grew up making and eating crepes, her favorite is still filled with Nutella. We make crepes here quite often, and you can make 25 crepes from 6 eggs. They are easy to make, and economical to boot. So this book has introduced me to buckwheat crepes, rice flour crepes and more. From savory to sweet, this book is loaded with some really great recipes. Easy to read and the food is fun to make. Why spend all those $$ at the now-popular creperies, make them at home and have fun with the whole family. If you can find this book you will enjoy it!

  2. 4 out of 5

    Darren

    How can something so seemingly simple be so varied and tasty? Crepes is the subject of this book and our culinary wonder. In fact the crepe could be one of the definitions for the business term KISS (keep it simple and sweet) and the definition in turn could sum up crepes. Simple and sweet (unless you have a savoury one then it would be ‘Simple and Savoury’. In this hardback book the author presents 50 savoury and sweet recipes, showing the true variety and real diversity of the humble crepe, whe How can something so seemingly simple be so varied and tasty? Crepes is the subject of this book and our culinary wonder. In fact the crepe could be one of the definitions for the business term KISS (keep it simple and sweet) and the definition in turn could sum up crepes. Simple and sweet (unless you have a savoury one then it would be ‘Simple and Savoury’. In this hardback book the author presents 50 savoury and sweet recipes, showing the true variety and real diversity of the humble crepe, whether served up with something on the side or served ‘solus’. Whether it is for breakfast, brunch, an afternoon snack or something later on at night, there invariably will be a crepe (of three) for you. Naturally these can be viewed as building blocks, where the limit is only your imagination and the contents of your food cupboard. Beginning with a great overview to crepes, crepe making and the all important tools (don’t worry, it isn’t really that complex, but sometimes it can be very easy to make mistakes on things that are very easy to do!). There can also be many opinions about the definitive way to make something very simple. Some people will swear by certain ingredients above all others. At the end of the day, unless you have your own “winning recipe” and will just use this book for advanced enlightenment, you would not go wrong by following the author’s basic recipes and graduate on to the more elaborate, advanced stuff (!) in due course. From the get go it is clear that the author has put some thought into her recipes. It is not just add a dollop of jam or cream and maybe a biscuit. The first savoury recipe is for ‘Pesto & Creme Fraiche Crepes with Arugula Salad”. Rather posh, you might think, but it shows what a versatile thing the crepe can be. Even that recipe could be added to with a few vegetables and a bit of cheese and voila! You really can let your imagination run riot and inspiration rule your mind. Some of the recipes feature fillings for crepes. Imagine the taste sensation that could be when served within a salad. Confuse and amuse the taste buds, particularly for those who think that the crepe is just a glorified pancake with the same old, same old traditional serving ‘suggestions’. Naturally for those with a sweet tooth, the author’s versatility and imagination doesn’t let you down. This reviewer was particularly taken by the “Mile-High Meyer Lemon & Whipped Cream Crepe Cake” and could see that as a great starter for, err, tinkering and customisation. Thankfully, especially within the “sweet” section, the author has declined to show typical calorific values of dishes. The humble crepe might be relatively OK as these things go, but certainly some of the more involved, sweeter recipes might have those who count every calorie a little flustered and frustrated. Each recipe is very well written with a clear introduction and overview. The methodologies are very detailed and should not pose any particular problems to the unwary – just follow the instructions. In fact it might be fair to say that the biggest problem would be producing the perfect crepe. It is worth taking time to practice, practice and practice again. Follow the guides carefully as there will be many hints and tips that you have perhaps not seen before. Get to understand exactly what makes a good crepe. As said, it might sound simple but a bad, burned, misformed crepe will be less forgiving and will stand out like a nudist at the Arctic Circle when you come to combine it with other ingredients. So top marks to the author (and photographer) for putting together such a great book. Single subject books can be a risk at times, but this one has a reasonable price tag, a lot of engaging, interesting recipes and a lot of useful background information to boot. Crepes, written by Martha Holmberg and published by Chronicle Books. ISBN 9781452105345, 144 pages. Typical price: GBP12. YYYYY. // This review appeared in YUM.fi and is reproduced here in full with permission of YUM.fi. YUM.fi celebrates the worldwide diversity of food and drink, as presented through the humble book. Whether you call it a cookery book, cook book, recipe book or something else (in the language of your choice) YUM will provide you with news and reviews of the latest books on the marketplace. //

  3. 4 out of 5

    Janet Martin

    I have had lots of fun with this book, hence the 5 stars. I bought it for my grandson who was moving into his first apartment--we had a crepe making afternoon with both him and his younger brother, 14, in which I demonstrated how very easy it is to make crepes. They are perfect for making a creative meal with a nearly empty cupboard/fridge. They only need a good pan, so I included that and a silicon spatula with the cookbook. We focused on the crepes themselves, making 2 different recipes, using I have had lots of fun with this book, hence the 5 stars. I bought it for my grandson who was moving into his first apartment--we had a crepe making afternoon with both him and his younger brother, 14, in which I demonstrated how very easy it is to make crepes. They are perfect for making a creative meal with a nearly empty cupboard/fridge. They only need a good pan, so I included that and a silicon spatula with the cookbook. We focused on the crepes themselves, making 2 different recipes, using with a few simple sweet fillings and only a single savory one--the ham and gruyere, although I taught him how to make a white sauce (bechamel) to expand his options. We had a terrific afternoon, one of those experiences that becomes more and more rare if your family includes boys who are growing up. Girls can make crepes, too, but in our family it's a boy thing. The 14 yr old has been making crepes all fall.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Donna Hutt Stapfer Bell

    Fun dreambook For when you really want something different, and you probably have the ingredients on hand, you rarely go wrong with crepes. This is a very straightforward, simple with some nifty ideas book. Reads fast, plenty of options.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Mckinley

    Well done.

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