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Iconic American Desserts with BraveTart + Free Book

Ages 16 and Older
"I love American dessert, in all its cozy splendor, every messy, unpretentious bite. So this isn’t a cookbook about making anything fancy, it’s about making everything from scratch. Not because you have to, but because it’s fun."
~ Stella Parks of BraveTart

In her much-anticipated first cookbook BraveTart, award-winning pastry chef and popular blogger Stella Parks shares foolproof recipes, along with a fresh take on the history of American desserts. In BraveTart, you’ll find meticulously tested, crystal-clear instructions for making everything from a one-bowl Devil’s Food Layer Cake to Glossy Fudge Brownies—plus Stella’s own recipes for recreating nostalgic supermarket treats. Along the way, BraveTart tells the surprising stories of how our favorite desserts came to be. Did you know that chocolate chip cookies predate the Tollhouse Inn or that Heath English Toffee is a decidedly Midwestern creation? History lessons have never been so fun—or delicious!

We’re delighted to welcome Stella Parks into the Sur La Table kitchen for a very special demonstration-style cooking class. She’ll show us how to create an amazing, seasonal twist on upside down cake, paired with her scrumptious fresh ginger ice cream. Plus, she’ll demystify classic, layered buttermilk biscuits, which we’ll use as a base for an autumn-inspired shortcake—complete with make-ahead homemade whipped cream. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to meet the always-entertaining Stella Parks in person—and discover her tasty spin on iconic American desserts. Space is limited, so reserve your spot today.

Class Bonus: The price of the demo includes a copy of BraveTart autographed by Stella Parks.

What To Expect:

Great cooking isn't about recipes—it's about techniques. In this demonstration-style class, our guest instructor will prepare the dishes and lead the discussion while you sit, take notes and ask questions
  • Students will enjoy a generous taste of every dish
  • Learn fundamental skills for a lifetime of great cooking
  • Interact with classmates and the instructor for a rich learning experience
  • Classes are 2 to 2 1/2 hours, unless otherwise noted above
  • Students receive a coupon good for 10% off in-store purchases the day of class

Times and Locations:Iconic American Desserts with BraveTart + Free Book