The companion to our popular Williams-Sonoma Cookbook, this encyclopedic guide for the home baker includes all the information you'll need to prepare a mouthwatering selection of time-honored classics and fresh new favorites. You'll find over 290 of our very best recipes – from elegant cakes, tarts and soufflés to down-home cookies, breads, muffins and fruit desserts. Perfect for kitchen novices and experienced bakers alike, the book is filled with colorful sidebars illustrating key ingredients, techniques and accompaniments. Step-by-step photos show you exactly how to master such essential techniques as making a perfect lattice piecrust or frosting a cake with professional panache. A comprehensive reference section includes dozens of basic recipes, along with measurement equivalents and a full glossary. Hardcover, 416 pages.