I will fully admit my biggest weakness is cheesecake. I can never pass up a cheesecake dessert no matter how stuffed I am. It is the perfect comfort food, creamy and sweet. My mouth is watering just thinking about it! When I seen this cookbook on amazon, I needed to add it to my cookbook collection and I am happy I did. I haven't gotten the chance to make too many of them yet, just one or two. But the recipes are so easy to follow and easy to make. I don't think there is a way to mess up cheesecake, especially if you had this book to guide you.
Who knew there were so many different variations on cheesecake? I plan on making one or two for Christmas especially the Gluten-free recipe as I have a few family and friends who need to be gluten-free. This book gives you many ideas and is filled with interesting tastes, such as the Japanese Cherry Blossom cheesecake. I never had it nor have I worked with some of the ingredients and am excited to give it a shot. There are a large amount of ingredients I have never worked with or thought to include in a cheesecake.
Sharon Belcher even gives cooks ideas on how to decorate and serve the cakes which is very helpful if you want to create a wonderful presentation before devouring your creation. For anyone who enjoys cooking or wants to start out with something new, I highly recommend this cookbook. It is beyond helpful and easy to understand. I give this a rating of 5 out of 5 because well...it's cheesecake now to devour a whole cheesecake myself....don't judge.