Huckleberry by Zoe Nathan


Everything in generosity is the motto of Zoe Nathan, the big-hearted baker behind Santa Monica's favorite neighborhood bakery and breakfast spot, Huckleberry Bakery & Cafe. This irresistible cookbook collects more than 115 recipes and more than 150 color photographs, including how-to sequences for mastering basics such as flaky dough and lining a cake pan. Huckleberry's recipes span from sweet (rustic cakes, muffins, and scones) to savory (hot ce...

Details Huckleberry

Release DateSep 9th, 2014
PublisherChronicle Books
GenreFood and Drink, Cookbooks, Cooking, Food, Nonfiction, Foodie

Reviews Huckleberry

  • Eric Mesa
    My favorite part of this cookbook has been the intros to each chapter. Mrs Zoe Nathan has organized the chapters into the time of day needed to start working on the items to be ready to open Huckleberry for breakfast. Her stories are entertaining and reveal a lot about her personality. My second favorite part is that each recipe has an intro that explains the origins of the dish as well as pairings and substitutions that work well with the recipe...
  • Kristi
    I have not yet made anything from this cookbook, but would have to agree with some reviewers that there are some errors in measurements (volume to gram conversions mostly, though many of the muffins did seem to call for way too much fat/liquid as I've also seen mentions). I suspect if you are experienced and know to go into the recipes with a questioning frame of mind you can do just fine. It may also be worth checking the publisher's website for...
  • Elizabeth
    The recipes look amazing & the (e)book is gorgeous, but this is one of the few times I’ve finished a book grateful that I don’t know the author personally.
  • Kris
    This recipes look delicious--I want to make everyone of them.If you're looking for a little inspiration for breakfast or brunch, then this is a good place to start.
  • Megan
    I admit, sometimes I skip the writing and go straight to the recipes. I'm really glad I didn't for this cookbook, because Nathan's story and voice are so lovely that you don't want to miss them. When you bookmark the first three recipes (all riffs on chocolate muffins), you kind of know how much you're going to love the book. They aren't anything avant garde or genius, but they ALL SOUND SO GOOD that I ended up bookmarking a silly amount of pages...
  • Gina Burrell
    OMG, for anyone who has not ventured into Santa Monica, Ca. to delight in Zoe's pastries and bread, is truly missing something fantastic. It is not only a bakery, but a breakfast, lunch and dinner place as well. Zoe's baked goods are irresistible, and now with her book, you can be "Zoe" in your own kitchen. Her recipes are magnifIcent and pretty easy to make. Her hints are fabulous and certainly make the baking easier. You can feel Zoe's love of ...
  • Aileen
    Nathan's book redefines baked goodies for me. I already made her pear and ginger muffins and have several other recipes dog eared to try in the coming weeks. What makes this book stand out from the many other baking books that I've read is that she incorporates ingredients that I usually wouldn't even think of when it comes to baking. Bulgar? Really? Never tried it, but I'm sure it's delicious the way I'm reading the recipe. What's even great is ...
  • Tia Malkin-fontecchio
    I received this as a Christmas present, along with about 5 other baking books. This is hands down my favorite. This is a book for any baker who loves breakfast. Everything I have made has been easy and delicious. I consider myself someone who has a well stocked pantry, but the book did challenge me to keep some new types of flours on hand (for example almond meal/flour). I will be making a pilgrimage to the bakery next summer when I visit Califor...
  • Darla
    I promptly read the whole book once I got it, as I often read cookbooks. It is an inspiring story of passion and dedication. I wanted to cook almost everything in the book, have only gotten to a couple things-but they were great. Instructions are well written for home cooks and diverse offerings-I would love to visit one of her restaurants after reading this book. It is the whole package for great cookbook, both functional and beautiful.
  • Tracy
    This is a breakfast bake cookbook. Tons of breads, coffee cakes, muffins. While I am trying not to copy too many recipes, I did make English muffins (pretty good, if a little doughy - I'll fix it by making them thinner next time) and I plan on making brioche, maple-bacon biscuits and possibly a coffee cake (although admittedly I have a lot of coffee cake recipes; this one did look particularly delicious).I recommend this for anyone who loves brea...