Holiday Baking Event with Samantha Seneviratne at Byrd's Books on Dec. 15

Byrd's Books will celebrate its eighth birthday on Sunday, Dec. 15 at 4 p.m. with author Samantha Seneviratne, who will discuss her cookbook, The Joys of Baking: Recipes and Stories for a Sweet Life.

Attendees who bake from the book and bring their goodies to the event will receive a $20 gift certificate to the bookstore. The author, as well as the rest of the group, will get the chance to sample your efforts. Boxes will be available for purchase to take baked goods home. Boxes can be purchased for a $10 fee, which will be directly donated to local no-kill shelter DAWS.

Click here to register for the event.

About the book: 

Author Samantha Seneviratne believes that every baking project begins with a spark-a desire, a craving, a memory, or a feeling, and through baking that spark is made real. Inspired by the gumption and charm of the classic, bestselling cookbook The Joy of CookingThe Joys of Baking: Recipes and Stories for a Sweet Life  focuses on the joys that make up everyday life and 75 ways to bake yourself back up when you feel like you've hit the bottom. Each chapter explores one of five themes and provides recipes paired with touching, humorous, and thoughtful essays and beautiful photos throughout.
  • Chocolate Cardamom Swirl Babka
  • Apricot Frangipange Phyllo Tart
  • Nectarine Galette with Sour Cherry Jam
  • Strawberry Rhubarb Cake with Bay and Orange
  • Coffee Crème Bundt Cake
For all the happy and joyous moments, for every stage of love, lovesickness, and everything in between, when you need a moment of comfort and solace, there's always dessert.
About the author:
Samantha Seneviratne is the author of The New Sugar and Spice, nominated for a 2016 James Beard Award, and Gluten-Free for Good. A frequent contributor to the New York Times and Food52, she has been an editor at Martha Stewart's Everyday FoodFine Cooking, and Good Housekeeping, and her blog Love, Cake was a finalist at the 2015 Saveur Awards. Sam lives in Brooklyn with her son Artie.
Byrd's Books is located at 178 Greenwood Avenue, in Bethel, Conn.


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