- 99,00 kr
Experience the award-winning recipes for cookies, cakes, quiches, and croissants from maman, the beloved rustic-chic café
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST COOKBOOKS OF THE YEAR BY TASTE OF HOME • “The perfect host gift but also one that will surely be earmarked, splashed with wine and chocolate from overuse, which in my mind is a smash.”—Erin McKenna, owner of Erin McKenna’s Bakery
Elisa Marshall and Benjamin Sormonte opened maman to fill a void in their hearts. They wanted to create a warm, cozy place for people to come together and savor a freshly baked madeleine or slice of savory quiche with the comfort and familiarity of being in their own living room. This collection of 100 recipes spans bestselling dishes from their locations in New York City, Montreal, and Toronto—like Banana-Lavender Cornmeal Waffles with Vanilla Mascarpone, Cumin Chickpea Salad, and the Nutty Chocolate Chip Cookies made famous by none other than Oprah.
French café culture and urban-rustic design come together to create a cookbook as delicious as it is visually inspiring. Whether you’d like to make one of Elisa’s naked cakes for a special occasion or a roasted chicken sandwich with basil aïoli for lunch, maman welcomes you with open arms.
Marshall and Sormonte are the team behind the Maman mini-chain of eateries, and this frothy cookbook is as much an advertisement for their business as a collection of recipes a feeling reinforced by blurbs from fans about their "quaint" caf s. They lean hard into the theme of motherhood, with introductions written by each of their "mamans," and the importance of mothers cooking with children harped on by a diet book author and others. Paeans to the authors' childhoods in Canada and France (Sormonte) occasionally verge on the saccharine, and many recipes come from or are named for maternal figures: their marketing director's grandmother Marion contributes zucchini bread, while a tuna salad sandwich salutes the former head chef's mother. Typical caf fare, such as quiche Lorraine and fruit salad, alternates with surprises, including a savory yogurt loaf with olives and sun-dried tomatoes, and a garnish of corn nuts atop pasta salad. Desserts are the strongest offerings most notably, the caf 's signature chocolate chip cookies with three types of nuts, and the pumpkin-maple madeleines, which combine North American and French traditions. (For pooches, there are dog biscuits with carob chips.) While loyal customers are sure to tune in, those unfamiliar with the brand may find this to be a collection in search of a binding culinary thread.