The Beekman 1802 Heirloom Dessert Cookbook by Brent Ridge

The Beekman 1802 Heirloom Dessert Cookbook

Dr. Brent Ridge and New York Times bestselling author Josh Kilmer-Purcell are not your average couple: The two Manhattanites left their big city lives behind, and found themselves living in bucolic Sharon Springs, New York, where they became "accidental goat farmers." But what began as a way to reconnect with their own style of modern country living soon exploded into a wildly successful brand, Beekman 1802, named after their historic home. Brent...

Details The Beekman 1802 Heirloom Dessert Cookbook

TitleThe Beekman 1802 Heirloom Dessert Cookbook
Release DateSep 10th, 2013
PublisherRodale Books
GenreFood and Drink, Cookbooks, Cooking, Food, Nonfiction

Reviews The Beekman 1802 Heirloom Dessert Cookbook

  • Ivonne Rovira
    Although the Beekman 1802 farm is located in Upstate New York, The Beekman 1802 Heirloom Dessert Cookbook: 100 Delicious Heritage Recipes from the Farm and Garden contains what I would call a Brooklyn hipster take on traditional recipes. The difficulty of the recipes fall somewhere between your grandma’s from-scratch chocolate cake and Martha Stewart’s concoctions. In other words, if you’re looking for an icebox cake that starts with store-...
  • Cindy
    I had originally received a copy of this book through NetGalley back in 2013. It was such a beautiful cookbook that I wanted to have a print copy which I bought and forgot to post my review.This is a favorite of all my cookbooks. It has recipes divided by the seasons of the year which is different but I really like how it is done. There are many recipes that have now turned into "must make"! The pages have a spot to make your notes about recipes....
  • Jillyn
    Dr. Brent Ridge and Josh Kilmer-Purcell bring the best of their dessert recipes together in this cookbook, taking simple, comforting, and familiar dishes and giving them a modern, elegant twist. The duo is well known for making cheeses, soaps, and honey on their property of their historic home, and can be seen on the Cooking Channel. In this dessert cookbook, they bring the recipes from their family, and bring it to yours.----I absolutely loved t...
  • Julie
    I agree with another reviewer that there are not enough photographs of the completed recipes. Alternatively, there were plenty of photos of ingredients & kitchen equipment. There were two recipes I chose to try. One was 'Poached Pears Stuffed with Goat Cheese' - the blue cheese & red wine really make this recipe! The other was 'Oatmeal Cream Pies with Ginger Cream' - oatmeal cookies sandwiched with a creamy filling & crystallized ginger! I may bo...
  • Mk
    There are over 50 photos that have little to do with the recipes. The hard covered book is difficult to cook from as the binding doesn't allow the pages to stay open. It is organized by seasons, but some of the recipes have nothing to do with the season - such as the no bake everything cookies. The first recipe I looked at called for store bought pound cake and store bought ice cream. The farm looks beautiful, and I'm sure this would be a nice re...
  • Alyssa
    Read: February 2014Where It Came From: eARC from publisher via NetGalley*Genre: CookbookRating: 3.75 Rocky Road PotstickersThis charming dessert cookbook, written by two New Yorkers who left the city and moved upstate to run a farm/restaurant/I’m-not-really-sure-what in Sharon Springs, is sweet vintage eye candy. “Beekman 1802” is apparently the name of authors Josh Kilmer-Purcell and Brent Ridge’s farm, not a year or a family name, and t...
  • Dawn Ferchak
    Before I get into the real meat (err, dough?) of this review, here are three facts that I think you should know before you continue: 1. I don’t bake. I can cook like hell on wheels, but baking is another beast entirely, and, as far as I am concerned, it has very big teeth. 2. I used to live near Sharon Springs (where the authors have their gorgeous farm), but I’ve never had the pleasure of meeting the Beekman boys. 3. Seriously, I don’t bak...
  • Sue
    I expected to find more recipes reflecting the early 19th century, instead I found more mid centuy recipes. Despite this, I still loved this cookbook. Beautiful photos, delicious sounding desserts and recipes that will be reasonably easy to follow. I love the format of the book (seasons, with room for your own notes). I'm looking forward to baking my way through this book in the years to come.
  • Angie
    Admittedly, I haven't made very many of the recipes in this book (yet). The pictures and the description are very inspiring and for aspiring to! Last week, I baked a new favorite cookie to add to my repertoire -- the sour cream cutout cookie. It's sort of an old-fashioned tea cake-type cookie with a wonderful taste of nutmeg. Simply delicious!
  • Anavon
    I loved spending the year cooking my way through this wonderful book and I plan to refer back to if often.
  • ReadWithE
    Wow. Sooooo many tempting recipes! Will update review once I've tried some!
  • DelAnne Frazee
    Title: The Beekman 1802 Heirloom Dessert Cookbook 100 Delicious Heritage Recipes from the Farm and GardenAuthor: Josh Kilmer-Purcell, Brent Ridge, Sandy GluckPublisher: Rodale BooksPublished: 9-10-2013Pages: 276ISBN: 978-1-60961-573-4E-Book ISBN: 978-1-60961-574-1This cookbook is filled to overflowing with the same type of recipes many of us have written in notebooks and on recipe cards that read Aunt Mae's this or Grandmas' that. Recipes that ar...
  • Laura
    This just wasn't for me. I picked it up because I love to bake and thought there would be some cool dessert recipes in here. There are a few (the chocolate soup is very creative, though pretty modern). But there were too many photos (which I rarely say) - though there isn't one for each recipe. I felt like there was too much focus on the lifestyle-brand and not enough on the history of the food.There are much better dessert cookbooks out there, e...
  • Lizzie Andrews
    I absolutely love this dessert cookbook! With unique recipes like Rocky Road Pot Stickers, Ricotta Blintzes and Strawberry Shortcake with Balsamic Syrup they feature classic recipes with a whole new twist. I had tried the three recipes mentioned for a family get together and they were loved by everyone. Not one person had anything bad to say. The recipes were easy to follow and clearly written, made with easy to find ingredients. I really hate wh...
  • Rachel
    I had watched reality TV show on “The Beekman 1802”, which I really enjoyed. Two of the authors Josh and Brent are a gay couple from Manhattan that decided to move out to the country, buy a historic house and raise goats and an organic garden. Josh is the cook and Brent is the manager. So when I found out they wrote a cookbook, I snatched it up at the library. They were trying to focus on classic desserts handed down from generation to genera...
  • Jen (Feffer)
    I have to admit to being duped, a little, by The Beekman 1802 Heirloom Dessert Cookbook. Some of you may have seen my Facebook post, excitedly exclaiming about getting to review a cookbook full of recipes from the early 19th century. Um…whoops? All I can say is, even proficient readers miss things in their excitement sometimes because, HELLO, the info is RIGHT THERE in the synopsis!That said, the book is beautiful....Read more of this review at...
  • waterbaby786
    Netgalley gave me this Arc and im simply thrilled to peices after reading it.This is one of those lovely dessert books you enjoying curling up with a hot cup of coffee while looking forward to cooking up the divine wrm and comforting recipes inside.The photography is beautiful taking you on a journey to the inviting countryside with its delicious lemoncurdto its freah berry icecreams of the summer. These recipe are ones you will treasure. I reall...
  • Kasey Cocoa
    Styled like the older cookbooks I used to flip through as a child while my grandmother flittered around the kitchen, this cookbook brings those cherished recipes to our homes with easy to follow steps. Sure to please and bring tasty results, or even strike up conversation from the coffee-table. About the only thing I didn't like was the lack of photos showing what each recipe should look like. I enjoyed looking through this. A great addition to t...
  • Deni
    I think it's ridiculous for a book printed on paper like this to include sections of blank lines for jotting notes. It just seems lazy, like they had to fill space before a deadline. Why not include more photos? Or more descriptions of the food? The photos are beautiful but my enthusiasm waned after finding that a lot of them are made with harder-to-find ingredients. Sometimes the beauty and clarity of recipes with rare ingredients will be enough...
  • Teresa
    Very, very designed dessert cookbook full of well-edited recipes for quick desserts like chocolate cake, strudel, and other comfort desserts. Sprinkled amongst the recipes you probably already have (like a yellow cake recipe) are some delicious sounding unexpected options like the rocky road turnovers in wonton wrappers. For the most part, the recipes use ingredients that are easy to find and don't require any special know how so there's certainl...
  • Ashley
    This cookbook has really great recipes that do not get too complicated or require super special ingredients. It highlights desserts for all four seasons with a made from scratch approach. There are things I have always wanted to make in here and gave me new ideas for the future. Really great cookbook that is very pretty too!
  • Sylvia Johnson
    Not what I expected. Nostalgic photos of old silver flatware, porcelain, and food set the mood but the recipes are updates of desserts from not that long ago. Some recipes I had made before and I will try about six of the ones presented.
  • Kathryn
    I've not seen or heard of the Fabulous Beekman Boys before. I'm not sure if there TV show is still on Planet Green TV. This dessert cookbook is yummy. The photography is homey and makes everything look delicious and the recipes are easy to follow and are desserts I'd like to try.
  • Megan
    Commits the cardinal sin of cookbooks in that there are a bunch of photos of uninteresting crap instead of the food. Picture of cow...check, picture of towels...check, picture of nauseam, ad infinitum.
  • Sandy Hall
    I loved everything about this cookbook! The pictures make me want to lick the screen and I'm trying to narrow down the list of options for our Thanksgiving dessert table - is 10 recipes too much for two people?
  • Mary Schildman
    HomeMany of these recipes were much like my great grandmother's dishes. This book brought back some many memories. Thank you for that. I'm going to buy the hard back version of this book and gift to my niece.
  • Rose
    The authors selected recipes by season with ingredients appropriate to each. Almost every recipe sounds incredibly delicious and the pictures are glossy, beautifully posed and make you wish you could taste them.
  • Skyqueen
    Just lovely!
  • Paula
    For me this cookbook was more picturesque than useful - there were some recipes that I might try but the photography was fanstatic!