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Genre: C:ADULT Non-Fiction




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After more than 12 years of California living, Shauna, returned to her hometown of Chicago, where she now bakes, writes, and is always on the hunt for great old-school Midwestern bakeries.

Biographical and Professional Information

Shauna Sever is a cookbook author, TV and radio contributor. Her work has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Food52, Bon Appetit, The Kitchn, Family Circle, Real Simple, Midwest Living, Fine Cooking, Food and Wine, Bake from Scratch, O Magazine, and many more. She began developing and writing recipes when she launched her award-winning baking blog Piece of Cake in 2007.

She has appeared on the TODAY Show and Food Network. She has contributed to the long-running public radio show The Splendid Table, for which she was nominated for an IACP award in 2017.

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Titles At Your Library


-- """Midwest Made: Big, Bold Baking from the Heartland"""

-- *ILLINOIS READS Book Selection, Illinois Reading Council, 2020