Baking the French way with “Gâteau” author Aleksandra Crapanzano

A new episode of the show “The New Paris” is available and since it’s that time of year where gift giving, baking and holiday planning is a natural part of life, it couldn’t hurt to draw your attention to France for some inspiration. This will be a two-part episode all about sweets featuring two authors whose books you absolutely should be picking up for yourself or offering as gifts. In this first one the host is joined by Aleksandra Crapanzano a James Beard–winning writer and longtime dessert columnist for The Wall Street Journal and most recently the author of Gâteau, The Surprising Simplicity of French Cakes. The book includes more than 100 recipes of classic and regional cakes fit for the home baker. Our discussion tackles her enduring connection to France, the baked goods she tried in Paris most recently, and why there’s no reason to feel intimidated when baking the French way.

Listen to this episode of The New Paris here:

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