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  • Genre:COOKING
  • SubGenre:Cooking with Kids
  • Language:English
  • Pages:60
  • Paperback ISBN:9798350920154

Desserts by Claudia - Baking with the Planet in Mind

Tips and tools for zero-waste baking for the whole family

by Claudia Kronk

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Baking with the Planet in Mind is a dual-purpose cookbook. Readers will enjoy ten favorite Desserts by Claudia recipes while broadening their thinking about our communities and how our choices impact our environment. Baking is a great hobby for adults and kids alike that brings about valuable family time while teaching many practical skills and lessons. Claudia walks families through her journey from age three, learning to bake, until today, four years into owning a home-based bakery. During her years selling desserts to restaurants and the Pittsburgh film industry, she witnessed a big problem: food waste. Her book details how and why food waste is a massive problem related to food security and greenhouse gas emissions. She then delves into ways we can all be more mindful of our impact on our environment through conscientious baking practices. This book encourages whole-family interaction and brings awareness to ways young people can get involved in their communities to help others and the planet.


100% of the profits from this book will be donated to 412 Food Rescue. Visit www.412foodrescue.org to learn more about their mission to save perfectly good food from entering our landfills.

To learn more about Claudia's community micro-pantry project, please visit www.dessertsbyclaudia.shop or Instagram @desserts_by_claudia. Your support is greatly appreciated! 

29% of those experiencing food insecurity in the United States don't qualify for federal programs. Micro-pantries offer a no-strings-attached, zero-barrier-to-access solution and the critical benefit of anonymity.

About the author

Claudia Kronk is a self-taught dessert chef and high school student who enjoys reading, running outdoors, and spending time with friends, family, and her five dogs. She's had a passion for baking since she was three. Desserts by Claudia, her home-based bakery, was founded at age 13 and has been recognized by local radio and TV stations in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, for her delicious dessert creations and her desire to fight food insecurity. She looks forward to studying public policy in college to learn the skills needed to help fight hunger and other societal challenges in the United States through legislative initiatives.