As soon as we decided to put a birthday cake on our cover, I knew just where it should come from: Tartine, the San Francisco bakery behind what Alice Waters described as “the platonic ideal of a birthday cake.” Waters wrote that in her forward to the 2006 book Tartine, in which the bakery’s founders, Elisabeth Prueitt and Chad Robertson shared recipes for some of their most beloved treats. This year, a rebooted version of the book includes 68 new recipes. My favorite addition? The gorgeous carrot cake gracing our cover. When I called, Prueitt actually flew to New York to bake the thing in Saveur’s test kitchen. Thanks, Liz, for making our 25th birthday such a special one.