I am so excited about this new baking book from Kelly Fields, winner of the James Beard Award for outstanding pastry chef. I had the pleasure of eating her baked goods while in New Orleans and they were fantastic. Here she shares her recipes—including seven for biscuits alone!—as well as her best tips and tricks. Fields has a laid-back style, but don’t be fooled: She’s a master in the kitchen. She’ll have you making excellent pies, cakes, cornbread, and cookies in no time. — S.B.