A trained chef, Instagram influencer and cookbook author, Julie Jones has quietly become one of the Britain’s most influential bakers. She specializes in tarts and pies, but not the kind grandma used to bake – Julie’s are elaborate designs, crafted with intricate layers of texture and color that entrance the eye. Her latest book, Expressions: Art in Pastry; Recipes and Ideas for Extraordinary Pies and Tarts (Kyle Books, 2022) is a collection of recipes and designs for sweet and savory pies and tarts, each of which is an edible work of art. The recipes in this book encourage you to unleash your creativity and riff on Julie’s inspirational works. The book includes both sweet and savory pies and tarts, such as Chocolate Mousse Tart; Rhubarb & Apple Tart; Plum Rose Tart with Edible Flowers & Crème Pâtissière; Camembert, Ham & Redcurrant Pie; Asparagus, Broad Bean & Pea Pie; and Roasted Red Pepper & Tomato Pies. Visit Julie’s Instagram page (@julie_jonesuk), and you will get a feel for her aesthetic, which is reflected in this groundbreaking book, where pastry meets art.
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