Author Alena Surgeon Unveils the Joy and Excitement of Baking in Her New Book

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‘Four Seasons in My Kitchen offers an easy-to-prepare step-by-step cookbook that reveals the author’s sumptuous treats and delights.

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From the creative and highly imaginative author Alena Surgeon comes a sumptuous and mouthwatering cookbook that offers a step-by-step guide for baking that is easy to follow so readers without culinary training can create elegant, delicious cakes and desserts in Four Seasons in My Kitchen. Many of the author’s creations contain a wide variety of deserts, reduced in sugar and full of flavor.

Growing up, Alena loved to cook and create different entrees. She went to cooking school and learned to make salads, meals and appetizers. She loves to bake and over time, taught herself how to make and develop cakes and desserts.

Today’s society is a fast food, junk food, eat-on-the-go type of environment. The author hopes that this book will remind people to slow down and enjoy the simple things in life. She aims to tell readers that baking desserts is easy and rewarding. She hopes that they can experience the joy of baking and the feeling of accomplishment as they improve their cooking skills.

Four Seasons in My Kitchen believes that baking is not difficult if one knows the correct steps in the process. Readers will gain new knowledge on how to create butter fillings for cakes, desserts, pastries and rolls. They will also learn how to make fruit sauces and purees, icings of different tastes and flavored whipped creams. Young, middle-aged, elderly, non-professional and professional will definitely love this book as it shows them many delectable ways to enjoy baking.

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About the Author
Alena Surgeon was born in the Czech Republic formerly known as Czechoslovakia. She attended cooking school in the town of Cesky Tesin and graduated in 1984. After graduation, she worked in the kitchen of a large restaurant for three years that fed more that 5000 people each day. She was then promoted to a supervisory position in a restaurant where she supervised and taught four students from the cooking school in Cesky Tesin. In 1993, she started her own business by opening a grocery store. In 2000, she moved to the United States. She always loved to bake and taught herself how to bake cakes and make desserts. Learning to bake has been a life long passion and her success with her creations lead her to write her first book.

Four Seasons in My Kitchen* by Alena Surgeon
Cakes and Desserts
Publication Date: 7/31/2013
Picture Book; $62.49; 248 pages; 978-1-4836-6907-6
Picture Book Hardcover; $66.99; 248 pages; 978-1-4836-6908-3

To request a complimentary paperback review copy, contact the publisher at (888) 795-4274 x. 7879. To purchase copies of the book for resale, please fax Xlibris at (812) 355-4079 or call (888) 795-4274 x. 7879.

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