EXQUISITE! Part cookbook and part coffee table photography book, this book has a wide selection of fifty dessert recipes, many of which are common in their simplicity, yet plated and photographed to spectacular perfection. Each recipe is clearly written and explained with a simplicity of language that gives the reader exactly what they need to know. Recipes range from Easy Cherry Cobbler to White Chocolate Crème Brûlée and are simple to execute with ingredients and techniques that are accessible to any home cook. There is more to this book than just recipes. The photography features images of succulent, delectable and mouthwatering treats that will make readers want to get into the kitchen and try the recipes. The way pastry chef Craig Harlen plates and photographs these simple desserts is spectacular. The photography is amazing and he makes carrot cake and pineapple upside down cake look like they belong in a Michelin Star restaurant. Chef Craig has turned s'mores into an artistic masterpiece. The standout recipe could be the Key Lime Pie Deconstructed. Johanna Harlen not only describes how to make the dessert, but she lists step-by-step how to plate it so it looks like the photograph. The food photography is gorgeous and makes the dishes look like works of art, yet the recipes remain traditional and is easy to follow and execute. Traditional recipes have been revised in innovative and delightful ways and the creativity in plating the desserts is inspirational. The layout is simple, yet elegant in appearance. This book is a treasure for anyone who loves dessert and would be a great addition to the cookbook collection of any dessert-loving home cook. Chef Craig and recipe developer Johanna have cleverly titled their book A taste of Gorgeous and it is without a doubt a gorgeous cookbook! Enjoy the eye candy as you journey through this book and create your own sweet memories.