Cream Puffs in Venice readers, meet my new favourite French Apple Tart.

French Apple Tart, meet Cream Puffs in Venice readers.


I was introduced to my new favourite French Apple Tart in the whole wide world by Ina Garten, author of the brand new Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics.

When I write reviews, I try to be very thorough. I try to include as many details as possible about how the cookbook is written and presented, what sort of recipes you’ll find in the cookbook and if they work or not and and what my overall sense of the cookbook is.

But sometimes, brevity is best.

Just go buy this cookbook.

I mean it’s Ina, for heaven’s sake! It’s Ina in all her full-colour glory with recipes that just make you want to write her a letter begging that she adopt you.

I want to eat at her house every single day forever.

And now that French Apple Tart is in my life, I want to eat that at her house every single day forever. Puff pastry, sliced apples, sugar, butter and rum.

And now I have a new best friend!

But enough of this useless writing. Go buy the book or go put it on your Christmas list or go bug someone to buy it for you and then go to the kitchen and cook and bake.