Nothing beats breakfast in bed. The time-honored indulgence of leisurely waking up on Sunday morning to the smell of coffee and enjoying a piping-hot homemade breakfast while luxuriating in bed is one of the ultimate pleasures for a nation rediscovering the joys of comfort food. For cooks who want to treat their mates and for parents who want to surprise their kids, Breakfast in Bed is the perfect cookbook. Featuring a host of detailed do-ahead tips to ensure less time cooking and more time snuggling, it serves up Banana Buttermilk Pancakes, Maple Baked Pears and 88 other recipes for everything from biscuits, omelets, pancakes and popovers to quickbreads, breakfast burritos and a delicious sampling of sides. For variety, the menu section illustrates the many different forms breakfast in bed can take, such as Breakfast on the Deck, Elegant Breakfast for Two and Breakfast on a Campout.
With ninety recipes to choose from, Jesse Ziff Cool, overseeing chef and owner of Flea St. Cafe in Menlo Park, California, reminds us just how important it is to treat ourselves right. Call it indulgence, but this simple attention to self is guaranteed to start any day off right. Nurture yourself and your loved one with comfort foods like Real Corned Beef Hash or Old-Fashioned Bread and Butter Pudding - every bit as good, maybe even better, savored in the morning than at night. Omelets and frittatas, pancakes and waffles, and marvelous side dishes like Scalloped Potatoes will tempt you. Let the singular aroma of homemade baked goods - Cinnamon-Brown Sugar Drop Biscuits or Bacon, Cheddar, and Parsley Soda Bread, to name only two - infiltrate and disarm your house, your loved one, and yourself. Or, serve up one of Jesse Ziff Cool's special breakfast menus. Twenty-six exquisite four-color photographs prove how appealing breakfast under the covers can be.