What is easily my favorite ice cream base anchors this book of delightful frozen dessert recipes. The authors give the reader a lot of room to explore, including a solid set of tips and tricks that allow you to create your own flavors from the seasonal ingredients in your region.
From the Publisher:
Using a simple five-minute base recipe, you can make the "brilliant" (Andrew Zimmern), "astonishingly good" (Ruth Reichl) flavors of the innovative "ice cream gods" (Bon Appetit) Salt ; Straw at home.
Based out of Portland, Oregon, Salt ; Straw is the brainchild of two cousins, Tyler and Kim Malek, who had a vision but no recipes. They turned to their friends for advicechefs, chocolatiers, brewers, and food experts of all kindsand what came out is a super-simple base that takes five minutes to make, and an ice cream company that sees new flavors and inspiration everywhere they look.
Using that base recipe, you can make dozens of Salt ; Straw's most beloved, unique (and a little controversial) flavors, including Sea Salt with Caramel Ribbons, Roasted Strawberry and Toasted White Chocolate, and Buttered Mashed Potatoes and Gravy.
But more importantly, this book reveals what they've learned, how to tap your own creativity, and how to invent flavors of your own, based on whatever you see around you. Because ice cream isn't just a thing you eat, it's a way to live.
Praise for Salt ; Straw Ice Cream Cookbook
"Making ice cream at home is already enough of a mental hurdle. . . . Salt ; Straw is out to prove us wrong with a new cookbook . . . making crazy ice cream flavors is more than doableit's addictive."Portland Monthly
"The approachable, you-can-do-this nature of the book should be all that home cooks need to try it out."Eater
"I originally sought out this book solely because of the Meyer Lemon Blueberry Buttermilk Custard. . . . It is the greatest ice cream flavor that's ever existed and, because it's only a seasonal flavor in their stores, I needed the recipe so I could make it whenever I wanted."Bon Appetit
"A cookbook dedicated to ice cream? Yes, please. This is essential reading for Salt ; Straw fans."Food ; Wine
"Few of America's many ice cream makers are as seasonally minded and downright creative as Salt ; Straw co-founder Tyler Malek."GrubStreet
About the Author:
Tyler Malek is the wunderkind ice cream chef who co-founded Salt ; Straw. He's created over 600 flavors of ice cream, been listed on Forbes' 30 Under 30 and is reinventing how small businesses grow.
JJ Goode grew up in New Jersey, live in Brooklyn, and write about food and travel. He has written for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Gourmet, Saveur, Bon Appetit, Food ; Wine, and Every Day with Rachael Ray, among others. He has co-authored several cookbooks, including Pok Pok: Food and Stories from the Streets, Homes, and Roadside Restaurants of Thailand (Ten Speed), A Girl and Her Pig (Ecco) with April Bloomfield, Truly Mexican and Tacos, Tortas, and Tamales (Wiley) with Roberto Santibanez, and Morimoto: The New Art of Japanese Cooking (DK) with Masaharu Morimoto.
Release Date: April 2019