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Michelle Polzine

Michelle Polzine:
Virtual Author Talk: Baking at the 20th Century

at Live on Zoom

We are thrilled to host chef-owner of San Francisco's 20th Century Cafe, Michelle Polzine, to discuss her cookbook, Baking at the 20th Century Cafe. 

How this works: This event will be broadcast live on Zoom. Registering will provide you with a unique access link in an email. At the event time, click that link to watch the talk. During the event, feel free to ask questions using the Q/A or chat feature.

This author talk is FREE, but you can support it by purchasing a copy of the book here. Thank you!

About the book

One of San Francisco’s most talented pastry chefs, and owner of the popular 20th Century Cafe, shares 75 recipes and her secrets for modern spins on the decadent baked goods of Middle Europe—tortes, Kipferl, linzer cookies, strudel, babka, and more—in her debut cookbook.

Transporting readers straight to the grand cafés of Europe, Baking at the 20th Century Cafe brings renewed attention to the legendary sweet and savory baking recipes of Central and Eastern Europe. Polzine, one of San Francisco’s best pastry chefs, pays homage to the foundational desserts of so many cultures, while lightening and modernizing the recipes through her California lens. Her fruit desserts, nut-based desserts, and chocolate treats—many of them gluten-free—are smart, interesting, and foolproof, and deliver big flavor. Polzine’s coveted honey cake recipe is included, too, along with recipes for plum kuchen, walnut hamantaschen, Sacher torte, linzer torte, poppy-filled rugelach, vanilla cheesecake—even pierogi and potato knishes, all full of twists and innovations. All the recipes are written with Polzine’s quirky, relatable “you can do this” enthusiasm to assure readers that they can achieve excellent results. Following in the footsteps of such esteemed bakers as Nancy Silverton and Dorie Greenspan, with Baking at the 20th Century Cafe, Polzine offers a new entry into the essential baking cookbook canon.

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