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Who says the winter months have to be bleak and barren? Author Tammy Donroe sees this season as an opportunity to stay inside, fire up the oven, and produce decadent desserts from the bounty of wholesome winter ingredients. Wintersweet encourages readers to make use of fresh, local ingredients for warming seasonal desserts. While summer farmers markets are always overflowing with ripe produce, theres plenty to be had from November to March squashes and pumpkins, parsnips and carrots, apples, pears, citrus of all types, and feel-good ingredients like nuts, cheese, and chocolate.The fresh and rustic recipes in Wintersweet push the envelope of traditional winter desserts like pumpkin or apple pies with such delicacies as Pear Cranberry Clafouti, Spicy Prune Cake with Penuche Frosting, Tangelo Sorbet, and Goat Cheese Cake with Dried Cherry Compote.

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Tammy Donroe Inman

Tammy Donroe Inman is a Boston-area writer, mother, cook, obsessive blogger, pseudo-photographer, mushroom grower, cryptogram lover, and vagabond public school teacher. She's been called other things, too.A graduate of Tufts University and the Cambridge School of Culinary Arts, Inman sharpened her knives in the test kitchen of Cook's Illustrated magazine and the PBS television show America's Test Kitchen. After that, she worked as a writer and editor for Boston Magazine. Her blog, Food on the Food, gets thousands of hits each week, and has been praised by The Boston Globe, The Chicago Tribune, Edible Boston, and Saveur.com. Inman's work has also been featured in Yankee Magazine, Tufts Magazine, Home & Garden, Elegant Wedding, Cape Cod Life, Culinate, BlogHer, and Serious Eats. Her first cookbook, Wintersweet: Seasonal Desserts to Warm the Home, is out now by Running Press.

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