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Sweeter off the Vine by Yossy Arefi
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Mar 22, 2016 | ISBN 9781607748588

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“Sometimes a cookbook comes along that seems designed specifically for the Instagram generation, a book that conjures a world of handsome ceramic platters, rustic linens and food that dances around the world, drawing inspiration from the flavors of the Middle East, Southeast Asia and Mexico. The dishes are perfectly imperfect, an edible “I woke up like this,” and easy to picture cropped square in your feed. […] A large part of what makes the book sing is how Ms. Arefi, who lives in Brooklyn but who grew up in Seattle, combines flavors in a way that is utterly modern and often intriguing.”
—Emily Weinstein, New York Times

“In Sweeter off the Vine, Yossy Arefi has reimagined fruit desserts in her unmistakable style. These seasonal recipes are rustic and bold, often with an inventive use of whole grains or a thoughtful twist on the familiar. For instance, the Simplest Strawberry Tart is nothing short of a showstopper, while the Blueberry Skillet Cobbler with Whole Wheat Biscuits is easy enough to be a weeknight treat, and the spelt shortcakes make for wonderfully textured partners to roasted stone fruits. This is a vibrant debut.˝
—Tara O’Brady, author of Seven Spoons

Sweeter off the Vine
is ripe with fresh ideas, from fruit-filled fall galettes to summertime cobblers bursting with blueberries. Yossy’s book is full of tempting recipes for using the best of the season…all year round!”
—David Lebovitz, author of My Paris Kitchen

“Both thoughtful and balanced, Arefi’s fruit-focused desserts are the perfect way to show off your favorite summer fruits. Make her Cherry and Chocolate Turnovers, Roasted Apricot and Buttermilk Sherbet or Coconut Cream Fool with Raspberries to make a good summer even better.”
—Anna Painter, Food & Wine Magazine

It’s rare to find a cookbook that hits the mark with writing, visuals, and recipes. Sweeter off the Vine manages to captivate in equal measures via seemingly effortless prose, gorgeous imagery,
and most of all, Yossy’s fresh take on cooking with the fruits of the season.”
—Merrill Stubbs, co-founder and president of Food52

Sweeter off the Vine
is a beautiful articulation of gorgeous, seasonal desserts. The recipes are both accessible and nuanced—offering a balance of sweet and savory at all levels. Told with care and charm, this book is warm and inspiring, and invites you to reinvent the common dessert.” 
—Karen Mordechai, author and founder of Sunday Suppers

“Arefi does a notable job showcasing the best of nature’s bounty in this original collection, which is enhanced by vibrant, eye-catching full-color photos that will earn her a new following.”
Publishers Weekly

Sweeter Off the Vine fulfills all of our fruity dessert cravings.”
 —Teen Vogue

Table Of Contents

Herbs 11
chamomile honey panna cotta 12  |  fresh mint ice cream with cacao nibs 15  |  lemon verbena olive oil cake 16
Rhubarb 19
rhubarb and rose galettes 20  |  rhubarb semifreddo 24  |  roasted rhubarb pavlova 27 
|  rhubarb and rye upside-down cake 31

Strawberries 35
the simplest strawberry tart 36  |  strawberry ice cream sandwiches with cacao nib poppy seed wafers 39  |  pistachio pound cake with strawberries in lavender sugar 43  |  strawberry and campari paletas 47
Cherries 49
cherry and chocolate turnovers 50 
|  cherry and rhubarb slab pie 53  |  spiked cherry sorbet 55  |  cherry and poppy seed yogurt cake 59

Apricots 63
apricot and berry galette with saffron sugar 64  |  small-batch apricot jam 67  |  roasted apricot and buttermilk sherbet 68
Mixed Berries 71
blueberry skillet cobbler with whole wheat biscuits 72  |  crème fraîche and blueberry ice cream 75  |  currant and gooseberry buckle 76  |  blackberry and sage cream puffs 81  |  black fruit tart 85
Melons 87
cantaloupe and mint yogurt pops 88 
|  watermelon granita with chile and lime 91

Stone Fruits 95
nectarine and blackberry pie bars 96  |  wine-soaked peaches with lemon verbena 99  |  spelt shortcakes with roasted stone fruit 100  |  plum pie with hazelnut crumb 104
Raspberries 107
coconut cream fool with raspberries 108 
|  chocolate celebration cake with fresh raspberry buttercream 111  |  raspberry sorbet with pink peppercorns 116

Figs 119
wine-roasted figs with whipped honeyed ricotta 120  |  soft chocolate and fig cake 123
Grapes 127
concord grape pie with rye crust 128  |  concord grape and plum butter 132
Persimmons and Pomegranates 137
jeweled pavlovas with cranberry curd 138 
|  persimmon sorbet with ginger and vanilla 142

Apples 145
marie-danielle’s apple tart 146  |  caramelized apple fritters 151  |  campfire crisp 155
Pears 157
a pear-packed chestnut cake 158  |  pear pie with crème fraîche caramel 161
Quince 165
ginger quince upside-down cake 166  |  quince and pistachio frangipane tartlets 170
Squash and Pumpkins 173
butternut squash tea cake 174  |  caramel-swirled roasted squash ice cream 179  |  winter luxury pumpkin pie 180

Cranberries 185
cranberry bread pudding 186  |  cornmeal and ricotta cake with cranberries 189  |  cranberry and pear pandowdy 190
Citrus 193
chocolate sesame tart with grapefruit 194 
|  blood orange old-fashioned donuts 197 
|  quick marmalade with blood oranges and meyer lemons 201  |  tangerine cream pie 205 
|  grapefruit and meyer lemon bundt cake 208 
|  preserved lemon ice cream 212  |  rangpur
lime bars with saffron 215  |  gingery lime
posset 216  |  citrus almond thumbprints
with summer jam 219

Dates 221
sticky toffee pudding with cranberries 222 
|  browned-butter date blondies 225

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