Toast: The Cookbook Raquel Pelzel

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The ultimate canvas for sweet and savoury culinary creativity. 50 seasonal recipes that reimagine the "bread and butter" of cuisine with simple ingredients in surprising ways.

As simple or as sophisticated as you want it to be, but always comforting and nourishing. Toast is perfect for those looking for seasonal, market-inspired recipes, or gourmet treats presented in an approachable manner.

With something for every palette and occasion, this is the ideal book for new and seasoned cooks alike and everyone from college students and recent graduates, to newlyweds and empty nesters.

Artisanal toast is a hit in the media with features on Today, GMA, and NPR, and on the pages of The New Yorker, San Francisco Chronicle, Guardian, and Bon Appétit.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Size: 245 x 172 mm (9 5/8 x 6 3/4 in)
  • Pages: 120 pp
  • Illustrations: 50 illustrations
  • ISBN: 9780714869551

Raquel Pelzel is an award-winning food writer and cookbook collaborator. She has written recipes for Saveur, Wall Street Journal, Every Day with Rachael Ray, and Edible Manhattan, and is a cookbook columnist for Epicurious. She was an editor at Cook's Illustrated and senior food editor and test kitchen director for Tasting Table. Toast is Raquel’s first solo cookbook. She lives in Brooklyn.

"an entire book to the topic of toast and perfect toppings... proves the possibilities are endless" —Cambridge Magazine

"This tour of toast takes what was once basic fare and flips it over to reveal, with both whimsy and elegance, how to dress up a simple piece of bread. From the breakfast table to the international table, from the grill to the shallow fryer, here you will find brilliant why-didn't-I-think-of-that toast that reaches far beyond butter and jam. " —Sara Kate Gillingham, Founding Editor, The Kitchn

"Over-the-top luscious" —as featured on

"Beautiful new cookbook." —Tasting Table

"Raquel Pelzel's ode to things on bread" —Bon Appétit

"there's a recipe in here for every carb fan out there" —Fine Cooking

"From sweet to savory, Toast: The Cookbook by Raquel Pelzel presents page after page of perfection on bread." —Guest of a Guest

"deliciously toasty takes on dessert that are serious standouts" —

"a beautiful ode to bread" —Daily Mail

"Pelzel approaches a humble slice of bread as the ultimate canvas for culinary creativity" —Andrew Zimmern

"Welcome to the modern world of toast... as good for breakfast as it is for supper, as chic for company as it is a simple dinner for one. It's come a long way from the staple that is beans on toast." —Simple Things

"Toast goes beyond avocado and peanut butter." —Stylecaster

"All your toast dreams will come true with this one." —Turntable Kitchen

"A fantastic little stocking filler and kitchen staple ...Don't be fooled though, the creativity and tastiness of these recipes is something to be reckoned with." —Red

"If bread and butter is your bread and butter, this book is for you. It does a tasty job of displaying the most inspiring iterations of toast—beyond just the avocado kind." —Elle

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