The Pancake Handbook: Specialties from Bette's Oceanview Diner

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Ten Speed Press, 2003 - Cooking - 116 pages
Settle into a plush, red Naugahyde booth at Bette's Oceanview Diner, and you'll be served some of the best pancakes on the planet. Back in 1982, Bette's was founded in Berkeley, California, by a breakfast-loving group of chefs. It has since become one of the Bay Area's favorite breakfast and brunch spots, with people lining up well before the doors open each morning.

In THE PANCAKE HANDBOOK, Bette's classic buttermilk pancakes take their place alongside daily pancake specials, including blueberry yogurt, golden cornmeal, double chocolate, and sourdough-not to mention the signature soufflé pancakes, which emerge from the oven spectacularly puffed and golden brown.

Packed with tips on keeping your pancakes fluffy and plenty of topping and syrup suggestions, this revised edition with more than 15 new recipes is sure to become your personal pancake bible.

- A pancake primer from the pancake experts at Bette's Oceanview Diner in Berkeley, California.
- Includes more than 75 recipes and variations.
- First edition sold 20,000 copies.

"The most tempting, comforting compilation of pancake recipes I've found."
--Karola Saekel, San Francisco Chronicle

STEVE SIEGELMAN, BETTE KROENING, and SUE CONLEY were among the original founders of Bette's Oceanview Diner in Berkeley, California. Steve is a Berkeley-based food writer for print and television. Bette, the diner's namesake, still owns and runs the restaurant with her husband, Manfred. Sue went on to found Tomales Bay Foods and has become a pioneer in the artisan cheese movement through her Cowgirl Creamery in Point Reyes Station and Artisan Cheese in San Francisco.

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Siegelman's coauthors (Sue Conley and Bette Kroening) are the chef-owners of a very popular Berkeley, California restaurant, Bette's Oceanview Diner. It serves an eclectic updated diner menu, but ... Read full review

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If you want to make the best pancakes on the planet, get this book.
My copy is stuck open at the standard pancake recipe.
All the instructions are simple and clear, and the variations are listed too.

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About the author (2003)

STEVE SIEGELMAN has written or contributed to 14 cookbooks, including Firehouse Food. His television writing credits include Mexico One Plate at a Time with Rick Bayless, Mario Eats Italy with Mario Batali, and Yan Can Cook with Martin Yan. Steve lives, works, and eats in Berkeley, California.

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