Author(s): Tatyana Nesteruk
For Tatyana Nesteruk, who was born in Ukraine, baking has always been a huge passion. Her blog, Tatyana's Everyday Food, has gathered a large following of dedicated readers who especially love her extravagant and unique cakes. In her debut cookbook, Tatyana draws on her family roots to take readers on a delightful baking journey throughout Europe to learn the stories behind each region's iconic cakes, flavors and techniques. With so much variety of rich, dense cakes and lighter, more delicate creations, avid home bakers will find endless inspiration.
Eastern Europe features moist cakes with creamy fillings such as Chocolate Kievsky Torte, a decadent cake with layers of chocolate sponge cake and hazelnut meringue. Western European delicacies are light and elegant, inspired by French pastries such as Strawberries & Cream Crepe Cake or Creme Brulee Cheesecake. Then there are the Southern-inspired cakes featuring tiramisu, cheeses and fruits; Central indulgences including hearty, dense chocolate cakes and velvety bundts; and finally Northern treats that are soft, buttery and perfect to accompany afternoon tea. Explore the rich history and flavors of Europe-and even pick up a new skill or two-with the fabulous cakes from this inspiring cookbook. This cookbook has 65 recipes, each accompanied by a full-page color photo.
Tatyana Nesteruk is the founder of Tatyana's Everyday Food, which has over 275k YouTube subscribers and 122k Facebook followers. She appeared on the Today show twice, both times sharing traditional Russian foods during the time of the winter Olympics hosted by Russia in 2014. She has also appeared on Good Day Sacramento. She regularly works with common household food brands such as Tabasco, Smithfield, Del Monte, Quaker Oats and Pure Leaf Iced Tea. She lives in Sacramento, California.