The Big Sur Bakery Cookbook: A Year in the Life of a Restaurant

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William Morrow & Company
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8.32 X 10.28 X 0.95 inches | 2.36 pounds

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About the Author

Michael Gilson is an award-winning editor and journalist as well as an associate fellow in the School of Media, Arts, and Humanities at the University of Sussex.

Catherine Price is an avid traveler and writer who hopes never to see a body farm firsthand. Coauthor of The Big Sur Bakery Cookbook and a contributing editor at Popular Science, she has written for the New York Times, O, the Oprah Magazine, Salon, Slate, and The Best American Science Writing.

Michelle Wojtowicz oversees the bakery, pastry, desserts, and breadmaking at Big Sur Bakery. Her husband, Philip Wojtowicz, is responsible for everything that takes place in the kitchen. Originally from New Jersey, they are graduates of the Culinary Institute of America. Their friend Michael Gilson, a California native, looks after the front of the house and the libations at the Bakery. Catherine Price has written for the New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle,, and many other publications and is a contributing editor at Popular Science.


"This is not just another restaurant cookbook. In it, every dish comes enriched with a tale. . . . No matter where you live, through these recipes and stories you'll experience the exquisite food and soulful charm that is Big Sur Bakery." -- Nancy Silverton, chef/founder of La Brea Bakery and chef/owner of Mozza

"The Big Sur Bakery Cookbook tells the compelling story of the people and community that created that rare beauty: a great restaurant with soul. This book perfectly captures the spirit and passion of Michelle, Philip, and Michael, their food, and the grandeur of the California Coast." -- David Kinch, chef/owner of Manresa Restaurant

One of the Top 10 Best Romantic Getaways of 2010, Big Sur Bakery & Restaurant -- Bon Appétit