For Tatyana Nesteruk, who was born in Ukraine, baking has always been a huge passion. Her blog, Tatyana's Everyday Food, has gathered a large following of dedicated readers who especially love her extravagant and unique cakes. In her debut cookbook, Tatyana draws on her family roots to take readers on a delightful baking journey throughout Europe to learn the stories behind each region's iconic cakes, flavours and techniques. With so much variety of rich, dense cakes and lighter, more delicate creations, avid home bakers will find endless inspiration.
Eastern Europe features moist cakes with creamy fillings such as Chocolate Kievsky Torte, a decadent cake with layers of chocolate sponge cake and hazelnut meringue. Western European delicacies are light and elegant, inspired by French pastries such as Strawberries & Cream Crepe Cake or Creme Brulee Cheesecake. Then there are the Southern-inspired cakes featuring tiramisu, cheeses and fruits; Central indulgences including hearty, dense chocolate cakes and velvety bundts; and finally Northern treats that are soft, buttery and perfect to accompany afternoon tea. Explore the rich history and flavors of Europe - and even pick up a new skill or two - with the fabulous cakes from this inspiring cookbook. This cookbook has 65 recipes, each accompanied by a full-page colour photo.
Tatyana Nesteruk was born in Ukraine and spent her childhood in Italy, where she cultivated a deep love for baking. Now living in California, she hosts the popular YouTube cooking show Tatyana's Everyday Food. She has appeared on the Today show three times, sharing traditional Eastern European foods, and she's also appeared on Good Day Sacramento. Tatyana resides in Sacramento, California.