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...
  • Laura
    I got the Kindle version of this cookbook and it's gorgeous and easy to read and reference. These are some really beautiful baked goods and the book is filled with tips and advice on how to succeed. Also, many many variations of each recipe are offered, so you could change it depending on what you had/like most.
  • Nancy
    Time for a trip to California now....After reading this entertaining cookbook, it makes me want to travel to California just to be able to eat at Huckleberry. Even though this book has many yummy recipes that we can make at home, kit is fun to eat at the restaurant to feel the vibe there and then recreate it at home.
  • Natalie Bergman
    Ms. Nathan's book is thoroughly approachable. Her recipes are enticing and beautiful, and her relaxed yet precise style seems perfectly suited to the home baker. I am completely wowed by the simplicity and deliciousness of her recipes and can't wait to get in the kitchen and start whipping up batches of crostata, scones, teacakes and much more.
  • Amanda
    I've made a few recipes from this book and all of them have turned out great. My family has been very impressed with each one. The pictures are gorgeous and it is worth getting the book just to look through it. I love the yellow polka-dotted sides and the "apologies" at the back of the book.
  • Lisa
    First of all I must say that this is a cookbook from a bakery. For me that means that there is going to be much that goes into the recipes in this book. I was right, most of the recipes involve many ingredients and SO many steps. Saying that I would totally eat what was in this book. The food is beautiful and it sounds delicious with out even having tasted it. There are not too many pictures in this book which is a let down however, the food make...
  • Jessica Furtado
    One of few cookbooks that I actually plan to use! This one has several recipes that I can't wait to try, rather than the usual 2-3 recipes that I scour cookbooks for. The ingredients are fairly simple and can be found in most grocery stores. The instructions aren't overly complicated, and the pictures are scrumptious. Grab me my apron and I am good to go!
  • Dawnhowerton
    Simply The Best!I have tested thousands of recipes and these are all excellent! If you want to eat tasty zucchini muffins, blueberry scones, or mini strawberry galettes with awesome buttery pastry dough buy this book immediately!
  • Yvonna
    Yum! Just reading through the recipes makes one salivate. The information on mixing and technique is invaluable. But the writing has heart. You can tell that Zoe Nathan adores what she does every day!
  • Tonya
    People who know me should get ready for baked goods!
  • Brindi Michele
    2018-03-06's all breakfast food. :)
  • Maria
    If I were somewhat more wealthy and into paleo etc, I'd probably cook something from this book. I am not, so I won't but the pictures look nice.
  • Pete
    The fresh blueberry brioche was amazing.
  • Pixie
    The first thing I made form this book was the corn muffin recipe - I used fresh organic corn and homemade yogurt (added a honey glaze from the cornbread recipe). They were delicious - no surprise! The author apprenticed at Tartine; it's to be expected that her recipes will be good (even though I am trying not to eat as many sweets and baked goods these days). Huckleberry is by all accounts a very popular restaurant. I was not prepared for some of...
  • tiasreads
    Really good, fairly original recipes. I like Nathan's approach to baking, such as her frequent use of the salty/sweet combination and her sometimes surprising use of brown sugar where white would traditionally be used. The off-putting thing about this cookbook, though, is the 'filler' writing. Nathan comes off as a huge jerk, an unrepentant prima donna verbally abusing everyone who doesn't meet her unrealistic standards. If she was trying to be f...
  • Ruth
    have a cookbook problem (love them and only so much storage space), so I limit myself to only 4 a year. I use the library and kindle app to help me decide which books will make the cut. This was one of my 4 2014 titles.
  • Colleen Mikulka
    Love everything about this cookbook. Sometimes I make the 40 minute pilgrimage to Huckleberry Bakery but now can bake some of the cakes and muffins myself. I'm off to buy the ingredients for the Apple Buckwheat rustic cake. My favorite, hardly ever available at the bakery. Problem solved.
  • Dawn
    I don't know if it was the PMS or the longing for wanting to be a baker but this book almost made me cry TWICE! It's so wonderfully written so be sure to read it from front to back. I can't wait to try out tons of the recipes!
  • Jeannette
    One, I'd love to visit this bakery (it's on my list!), and two, I'm thinking I might like to buy this one. The breakfasty muffins and scones look so good, though there's some drinks and other cafe type recipes that I'm so not interested in.
  • Jill
    Omg I'm going to bake so hardI found this book by accident and I am totally in baking heaven. Jealous of all my future plans. I love how off the wall some of these recipes are.
  • jennifer graves
    Really enjoy having this cookbook on hand. I've tried a few recipes and they were easy enough to follow and were delicious.