This is a big week for one of our favorite clients, Rose Levy Beranbaum! Epicurious included Rose in their list of the 100 Greatest Home Cooks of All Time! While we’re a little concerned about the methodology behind this list (Ed: They didn’t show up to assess the cooks in my kitchen! Did they come to yours?—TS.), we won’t argue with Epicurious—Rose deserves this honor and then some.
Rose is the author of not just one, but several, canonical baking cookbooks: The Baking Bible, The Cake Bible, The Pie and Pastry Bible, and The Bread Bible, among others. We’ve had the pleasure of working with Rose for many years on her blog Real Baking with Rose, and seen up close the formidable knowledge, skill and absolute dedication to detail that Rose brings to every recipe. She is truly a master in the kitchen and a wonderful writer as well, which is instantly obvious in her blog posts and recipes. Her cookbooks are meticulously researched and tested. Even her most complex recipes are made accessible, thanks to her thorough explanations. Although Epicurious has focused on “home” cooks, Rose’s cookbooks are really as much of a resource for home cooking as they are for professional chefs.
In many ways, Rose approaches baking like a scientist. Rose’s understanding of the chemistry of baking is encyclopedic, and her constant investigation and experimentation would fit right into a research laboratory—a most delicious research lab!
It’s a pleasure to join Epicurious in honoring you, Rose. Congratulations!
Rose is pretty giddy about all this herself: “This is an incredible honor and I so value the support of my dear duck friends of Hop Studio who have been making my blog run smoothly for over 11 years, helping to create an invaluable international baking community.”