Eat the Love blogger and pastry whiz Irvin Lin shows off his tricks for making beautifully designed baked goods at home and signs copies of his first cookbook -- Marbled, Swirled, and Layered.
Irvin Lin has impressed throngs of blog readers and fellow bakers with his wholesome approach to turning "goop," as he endearingly describes a batter, into beautiful cakes, cookies, pies, brownies. In his words, "baking may be science, but it’s also magic -- a wonderful accessible magic that anyone and everyone should partake in." Lin's signature style makes home-baked treats look as good or even better than those from a professional bakery.
White chocolate cookies marbled with green tea and passion fruit, velvet cake turned up a notch with blood orange and coconut, a dark chocolate tarte speckled with pomegranate seeds -- these are the kinds of clever flavor combinations that have thrilled readers of his blog for years. Now his recipes, stories, and baking advice are packaged in one pretty compendium. Suited for bakers of all levels, Marbled, Swirled, & Layered: 150 Recipes and Variations for Artful Bars, Cookies, Pies, Cakes, and More also offers invaluable tips for DIY natural food coloring, rolling the pesky jelly-roll style cake, and why browned butter can be better than boring butter.
At his Chicago book party and demo, Lin will show us how he makes his Cinnamon Honey Bun Cookies, Lemon & Gingerbread Checkerboard Cookies, and Salted Caramel Cheesecake Swirled Brownies.
Tickets to the demo are $20. You may pre-order a copy of the book, which can be signed by Irvin Lin at the event, at a 20 percent discount (plus tax). The book will also be available for sale on the day of the event at full price.
Refund/cancellation policy: A full refund will be provided for cancellations requests received from customers up to one week (seven days) before the event. No refund or store credit will be provided for cancellation requests received less than a week before the event.
About Irvin Lin:
With a degree in painting and English literature, Irvin Lin spent a few years working as a graphic designer for an agency specializing in restaurant and retail design but has spent most all of his years (since he was nine!) baking. He left his day-job in 2010, taking freelance design gigs while honing his baking prowess at home; in 2011 he launched Eat the Love, named a "Site We Love" by Saveur that same year. Lin is regularly invited to speak at blogging conferences, develops recipes for companies like Alexia Foods, and contributes to outlets including The Huffington Post and SF Weekly's food blog.