Susan G. Purdy

Author of 30 books, including
12 pastry cookbooks,
Purdy is an internationally known, prize-winning author-illustrator, teacher, and journalist.

Her titles include Have Your Cake & Eat It, Too (Morrow), winner of the prestigious Julia Child / IACP Cookbook Award: Let Them Eat Cake (Morrow), nominated for a James Beard Award; The Perfect Cake, The Perfect Pie, and The Family Baker (Broadway Books).

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“Susan G. Purdy’s high altitude baking book
should be standard NASA equipment.”

Buzz Aldrin, Apollo 11 Lunar Module Pilot

“Susan G. Purdy has made a major contribution to culinary literature with Pie in the Sky, a much needed an invaluable book containing information not available anywhere else. They said it couldn’t be done, but thanks to her expertise, exacting research, and tireless testing at so many elevations we finally have outstanding specific recipes that are successful and delicious at every altitude.”

Shirley O. Corriher, author of COOKWISE.

“In this indispensable guide to successful baking from sea level to 10,000 feet, Susan G. Purdy shows you how to make all sorts of scrumptious muffins, cakes, pies, cookies, breads, and pastries. For those of us who have struggled with baking at high altitudes, this first-of-a-kind cookbook is a godsend. The exceptionally well-tested and fail-proof recipes are presented in user-friendly charts, and clear explanations for what will and will not work illuminate the text. From now on, no matter how high-living you are, there will be no more baking failures.”

Greg Patent, BAKING IN AMERICA, winner of the James Beard Award

“Finally, someone has undertaken the task of baking lots of cakes and pies at lots of different altitudes.
Thank You Susan! Pie in the Sky will be a great help to high, medium, and low-altitude cooks everywhere.
Finally we can give up the guess work in favor of the tried, tested, and true.”


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