by Marcy Brenner and Kristin Donnan
A unique narrative cookbook
about a family bakery,
Brenner's Bakery in Alexandria, VA,
complete with 50 of the most beloved treats
in kitchen-sized recipes.
Buy "A Baker's Daughter"
to get the Chocolate Top Cookie recipe.
Read it to feed your soul.
-- Sara Bernstein, screenwriter
Part cookbook, part ode to her father Max,
Marcy Brenner weaves love, joy and warm
aromas into one satisfying volume.
Susan Stuck, Food writer and former Alexandria resident
Like an excellent cinnamon swirl,
this memoir blends family history,
loving memories and cherished original
recipes - a delight for all of the senses.
-- Karen Jones, broadcast journalist, author
In "A Baker's Daughter" Marcy Brenner
recreates the world of her childhood--
a world of love, work, and most of all,
of delicious bakery treats.
Pat Garber, nature writer and poet
Marcy Brenner’s book tells the engaging
and heartfelt story of an immigrant family
making its way in the American century.
Rich with photographs, first-hand accounts
and recipes to die for, “A Baker’s Daughter”
recalls a time when family-owned
as places of comfort, community and
continuity or America’s burgeoning middle
class. So grab a sweater, a cup of tea, and
Marcy Brenner’s book. At least for a while,
life will be sweet again.
-- Leslie Siddeley, consultant and writer living in Alexandria VA