[from inside flap] "Great Gingerbread will change the way you think about this age-old favorite. The beloved combination of ginger, cinnamon, and nutmeg that creates the distinctive flavor can be used in a wide assortment of unexpected and delectable ways. For a modern take on the classic cookie, try Chocolate-Dipped Gingerbread Biscotti with tea on a spring afternoon. To make the most of summer fruit, bake a Peach-Blueberry Crisp. For a lazy autumn brunch, there are Gingerbread Pancakes with Golden Pear Compote and Maple Cream.
Illustrated with ravishing full-color photographs, Great Gingerbread is brimming with classic recipes, both old and new. Inside you'll discover there's a gingerbread for every taste, and a gingerbread treat to brighten any day of the year."
Perry has written several other food books, is a columnist for The Oregonian and often appears on radio and television. She has been featured in Bon Appetit magazine.