Uncommon Recipes from the Celebrated Brooklyn Pie Shop by Emily Elsen & Melissa Elsen (Hardcover—2013)
Melissa and Emily Elsen, the twenty-something sisters who are proprietors of the wildly popular Brooklyn pie shop and café Four & Twenty Blackbirds, have put together a pie-baking book that's anything but humble—the ultimate pie-baking book for a new generation of bakers. This stunning collection features more than 60 delectable pie recipes organized by season, with unique and mouthwatering creations such as Salted Caramel Apple, Green Chili Chocolate, Black Currant Lemon Chiffon, and Salty Honey. There is also a detailed and informative techniques section. Lavishly designed, The Four & Twenty Blackbirds Pie Book contains 90 full-colour photographs by Gentl & Hyers, two of the most sought-after food photographers working today. With its new and creative recipes, this may not be your mother's cookbook, but it's sure to be one that every baker from novice to pro will turn to again and again.