"But even though my bones and joints often ache and my mind becomes dizzyingly tired at the end of each day, baking lifts my spirits and rewards me in many ways." This may not sound anything like any of the lawyers you and I know personally, but they are the sentiments of Washington, D.C. baker Warren Brown who left a career in law, 10 years ago, to open CakeLove Bakery (www.cakelove.com). Brown, who now owns seven stores, has also written three cookbooks, the latest being "CakeLove in the Morning: Recipes for Muffins, Scones, Pancakes, Waffles, Biscuits, Frittatas and Other Breakfast Treats," which follows 2008's "CakeLove: How to Bake Cakes from Scratch" and "United Cakes of America: Recipes Celebrating Every State, profiled in this column in 2010, in honor of the Fourth of July. This time around, Brown's newest cookbook, all 208 pages of them (with 100 color photographs), comes in time for the May 13 celebration of Mother's Day, a day when more than a few Moms will be treated to a special breakfast, maybe even one served in bed. For Brown, the most important meal of the day, including those brought to his Mom on Mother's Day, evokes happy memories. Says Brown, "Whether it was my Dad and his pancake breakfasts, French toast prepared by my Mom, or Mother's Day breakfast-in-bed served to my mother by my sisters and me, breakfast has been the basis for many memories that I treasured long after the meal was over." For creating breakfast memories of their own, Moms who are breakfast eaters and those who are breakfast makers, would equally enjoy owning a copy of "CakeLove in the Morning." For information on how to purchase this, and other cookbooks by Warren Brown, visit the Abrams Books website at www.abramsbooks.com/Books/CakeLove_in_the_Morning-9781584798941.html, or find them wherever fine cookbooks are sold.
Sue Ade is a syndicated food writer with broad experience and interest in the culinary arts. She has worked and resided in the Lowcountry of South Carolina since 1985 and may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Recipes Courtesy “CakeLove in the Morning,” by Warren Brown; Stewart, Tabori & Chang Publishers, www.abramsbooks.com;