Author(s): Leila Lindholm
A piece of cake takes you on a colourful and mouth-watering journey through the international world of baking. In this book, which is aimed at the complete beginner as well as the experienced baker, TV chef Leila Lindholm reveals over 200 of her favourite recipes, covering everything from cookies, cupcakes, crumbles and birthday cakes to hearty loaves, typical Swedish crisp bread and the jams to spread on them. Leila also reveals her secret on how to vary basic recipes in different ways, offering a vast range of baking options.
Thirty-one-year-old chef Leila Lindholm, of Swedish-Moroccan background, began her career in the restaurant world. During her career as a chef, Leila has worked at several well-known restaurants including Aquavit in New York, Operakallaren and Fredsgatan 12 in Stockholm. Today she works primarily in TV, where she has gained a huge following. Her primetime cooking show is called Leila's Food and airs on Swedish lifestyle channel, TV4 Plus. She also frequently appears cooking her simple and fast recipes on the biggest morning show in Sweden, the TV4 Morning News show, whose viewers voted her "TV Chef of the Year" in 2004. Her latest Swedish cookbook has sold 120,000 copies since it was released in May 2008 and in April this year, she is launching her own house and garden style magazine called Leila's Country Living.