July 4, 2009

There is always room for dessert!

Emily Luchetti is the Executive Pastry Chef at Farallon Restaurant and The Water Bar in San Franciso, CA. She is also my sister-in-law, and a very nice one!

Whenever I want to make a dessert, whether an everyday one, or for a special occasion, I find myself reaching for one of her books. Emilys' desserts are sublime. She has authored "A Passion for Desserts", "A Passion for Ice Cream", "Classic Stars Desserts" and is currently working on another goodie.

Emily is extremely approachable. Her philosophy is based on practicality, and she firmly believes in using the freshest ingredients possible. The layout of the books are written well, and mouth-watering. Overall, her books are elegant, and simple to follow. I have given them as gifts, and they are very well received!

Stop by and visit Emily here at her website (blog included) and enjoy her sweet delights. You can leave her a message on her blog; she would enjoy hearing from you! You can also tell her I said "hi" :)


  1. Mmmmm, looks like lots of yummy treats are in those books! I ate my fill of too many goodies yesterday! Back on track today...thanks for sharing those.

  2. Gorgeous, you know I like to bake ;) so will check her out on amazon. Does this mean you get gorgeous desserts made for you every week?

  3. Clarity - No, she lives on the west coast, and I live on the east coast. :(

    Thanks for stopping by.

    Renae - I know I did my fair share on the 4th.

  4. I have a lot of cookbooks, but don't have one of hers. Hmmm... there is always room for one more, don't you think? Thanks for sharing. xoxo

  5. Emily's books look gorgeous! I'm going to check out her website right now!

  6. thanks for this. i´m always on the lookout for a great dessert book! just ask my hips... happy monday!

  7. Joyce - there is always room for one more book. :)

    Willou - Emily's desserts are EXCELLENT, and I'm not just saying that because she's my sister in law. Her standard of quality is high!

    Jane - thanks for stopping by. I know what you mean about the battle of the hips. ;)

  8. HHhmmmmm.....you must be a very happy sister-in-law. I sure I would be. The titles only makes me want to rush to her blog...so..see you later and thanks for the tip;-)
    XXX, Carmie.

  9. I have bookmarked her Website AND her blog...santa cielo...it's too much...toooo much!! Oooohww...

  10. Always room for dessert, ha ha!


  11. Lucky you! And thank you for posting about Emily! I really enjoy making desserts - probably because my husband enjoys eating them so much. I can't deny I enjoy my share of sweets - lol. I'm always looking for good recipes that I can trust are worth making so your sister-in-law's books/recipes are an invaluable recommendation. Thanks again!

    Oh boy is hubbie going to be happy!!


  12. There is always room for dessert...as my expanding hips prove. :-)

  13. Wow! I've always looked and thought about buying one of her books. Now I'll definitely order one from my book club.
    I'm a huge fan of fresh, local ingredients, can't wait to order the books!


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