SubtitleCakes, Cookies, Muffins, and Memories from a Famous Brooklyn Baker
AuthorBy Margaret Palca, By (photographer) Michael Harlan Turkell
Published3 April 2018
Dimensions7.50 x 9.75in.
About the author
Margaret Palca is the owner of Brooklyn-based café and wholesale bakery business Margaret Palca Bakes. She was born and raised in New York City and received a degree in art history from Barnard College before realizing the only occupation that made her truly happy was baking. After several apprenticeships, she opened her own bakery in 1985. Margaret and her husband continue to own and operate Margaret Palca Bakes, delivering fresh baked goods to Manhattan on a daily basis. Margaret resides in Brooklyn, New York.
“After working with Margaret for thirty plus years I’ve always enjoyed her direct approach to baking traditional American classics.” —Ted Matern, owner of Hiller & Moon gourmet food store, former general manager of Dean & Deluca
“Margaret’s unbelievable dessert quality has never diminished over the three decades I have served her product. Nothing beats her to-die-for authentic rugelach which is unmistakably the best in the city.” —Jose Aguilera, owner and chef of Giacomo Fine Foods, former pastries buyer of Balducci’s
"Weaved into each of Margaret Palca's delicious recipes is an authentic American story of a girl who loved to bake and was determined to make a career of it. In her delightful debut cookbook, Margaret shares a wide range of outstanding recipes for avid bakers in Brooklyn and beyond. —Lei Shishak, owner and pastry chef of Sugar Blossom Bake Shop, author of Farm-to-Table Desserts, Beach House Brunch, and Beach House Baking