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'Cooking for Mr. Latte' and Dump-It Cake

Food writer Amanda Hesser talks with NPR's Melissa Block about her new collection of essays and recipes, Cooking for Mr. Latte. The book charts a savory romance with the man who became her husband. Hesser provides with recipes for an entire meal — including the "dump-it" cake heard on All Things Considered.

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As special correspondent and guest host of NPR's news programs, Melissa Block brings her signature combination of warmth and incisive reporting. Her work over the decades has earned her journalism's highest honors, and has made her one of NPR's most familiar and beloved voices.