All Things Considered, the weekly two hour National Public Radio show, features Melissa Gray. Gray is the author of All Cakes Considered: A Year’s Worth of Weekly Recipes Tested, & Approved by the Staff of NPR’s All Things Considered.
On Mondays, Gray bakes a special cake for the NPR staff; the book is a collection of her special recipes, mentioned on air. Baking tips for 50 cakes come with fascinating-to-funny commentary on baking. Mouth-watering illustrations of each creation support the recipes. Listen to the story of the book on NPR.
Baker Considerations Plus
Here's but a few other titles about baking, equally instructive and fun:
Baking : From My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan
The Essential Baker : the Comprehensive Guide to Baking with Chocolate, Fruit, Nuts, Spices, and Other Ingredients by Carole Bloom
Baking at Home with the Culinary Institute of America