Join expert pastry chef Mélanie Dupuis and molecular gastronomist Anne Cazor in this landmark volume on the techniques and traditions of France’s grand patisseries, with sumptuous step by step recipes designed to make even the most elaborate of French desserts achievable for the home baker.
From madeleines, éclairs and croissants to tarte au citron, black forest cake and croquembouche, Patisserie has a creation for every sweet tooth, whether it’s a simple cake or a show-stopping work of art.
Patisserie at Home
The ultimate French pastry and dessert cookbook, featuring 100 sumptuous, easy-to-master recipes, stunning full-color illustrations, and a breathtaking design that helps home cooks create the perfect dessert. In this essential baking bible, patissiere Melanie Dupuis and molecular gastronomist Anne Cazor demystify the art of French baking for home cooks, giving them the tools, instructions, and recipes to create the most delicious and elaborate desserts. Patisserie at Home begins with the fundamental base recipes for pastry dough (broken, puff, brioche, and more) and fillings (creams, custards, ganache, butters, mousses), techniques for mastering chocolate, and the art of transforming sugar. Then come the recipes—dozens of the most famous French pastries and desserts, from meringues to Madeleines, croissants to Chantilly cream, brioche to biscuits, as well as cakes, cookies, creams, and tarts. The authors provide a technical breakdown and unique graphic for each recipe, explaining the science of the composition and the technique, along with step-by-step photos and a large full-page image of the final dish. Indulge you sweet tooth, impress guests, and wow your family—with Patisserie at Home, anyone can enjoy an irresistible taste of France!
Trophy Cupcakes and Parties
Seattle's favorite cupcake bakery, Trophy Cupcakes and Party, is adored for its mouthwatering cupcakes and charming party favors. It’s also the go-to place for anyone looking to throw a phenomenal celebration, and now their recipes and party secrets are yours in this essential guide for every occasion--from luxe soirées like a sparkling engagement celebration, or an exotic Moroccan-themed bash, to crafty kids' parties, such as a bike parade and picnic, or a forest fairy tea party. Inside are recipes for Trophy's most prized flavor--red velvet!--as well as their popular everyday flavors like salted caramel and triple chocolate, and unique ones such as piña colada, and a gluten-free orange almond rose. You’ll also get the basics on how to dream up party themes, create DIY crafts, as well as decorating and entertaining ideas, and insider baking and frosting tips, all from Trophy founder Jennifer Shea.
Roman Antiquities in Renaissance France 1515 65
Making use of new and original material based on firsthand sources, this book interrogates the vogue for collecting, discussing, depicting, and putting to political and cultural use Roman antiquities in the French Renaissance. It surveys a range of activity from the labours of collectors and patrons to royal entries, considers attacks on the craze for the antique, and sets literary instances among a much wider spectrum of artistic endeavour. While Renaissance collecting and antiquarianism have certainly been the object of critical scrutiny, this study brings disparate fields into a single focus; and it examines not only areas of antiquarian expertise and interest (such as statues, coins, and books), but also important individual historical figures. The opening chapters deal with the role played in Rome by French ambassadors, who sent back antiques to collectors at court, who in the person of Jean Du Bellay, undertook excavations, and assembled a major personal collection, which was housed in a new villa in the ruined Baths of Diocletian. The volume includes a valuable appendix, which presents in transcription catalogues of the collections of Cardinal Jean du Bellay.
Le grand manuel du boulanger
Le livre qui reprend dans l'ordre toutes les techniques du CAP de boulangerie, pour tous ceux qui se rêvent apprenti boulanger. Le concept pour chaque recette : une infographie et une photo "matière" pour expliquer ce que c'est et ce qui compose la réalisation, une photo de tous les ingrédients, des photos étape par étape, une photo finale pour rêver. Un total de 100 recettes. Environ 40 recettes de base : le traitement des produits de boulangerie (farine, levure, levain), les techniques du boulanger (pétrissage, fermentation, façonnage), les pâtes de base (pâte à pain, pâte à brioche, pâte à croissant), les crèmes de base (crème pâtissière, crème d'amandes, compote). Puis 60 recettes de boulangerie : pains classiques (baguette, pain complet, pain de seigle), pains spéciaux (pain à la châtaigne, pain aux noix), viennoiseries (croissant, chausson aux pommes), brioches (vendéenne, parisienne, kouglof), gâteaux de voyage (cake aux fruits confits, pain de gênes), petits gâteaux du boulanger (paille framboise, financer, chouquettes). Un glossaire illustré pour apprendre à maîtriser les gestes du boulanger. Le rêve du CAP mis à portée de main.
Originally published: New York, NY: Warner Books, 1990.
What could be more quintessentially British than a spot of afternoon tea? It's a hallowed tradition that's taken particularly seriously at Buckingham Palace, where for more than a decade Royal Chef Mark Flanagan and his team have prepared an afternoon tea that reflects the best of this venerable tradition across the seasons, from springtime picnics to sophisticated summer garden parties and festive Christmas teas. Royal Teas, the follow-up to A Royal Cookbook, shares Flanagan's recipes for a variety of tantalizing tea-time treats, including sweet and savory pastries, cookies, and show-stopping cakes. Each recipe is reproduced with clear instructions and a table to convert measurements to the ones you are most familiar with and beautifully photographed with the tableware, floral arrangements, and other decorative items that adorn the royal table throughout the year. Organized by season, the book is also a testament to the Royal Kitchens' commitment to sourcing fresh, local ingredients, from the mulberry trees in the Palace Gardens whose berries are harvested and made into deliciously syrupy jam to the beehives that provide the year-round honey used in honey sponge cake. The first official tea-time cookbook from the Royal Collection, Royal Tea invites readers to take a break in the day to indulge in a Royal Family-tested sweet treat--well-behaved corgis welcome!
The Modern Cook
Purported to be the inventor of the recipe for Coronation Chicken (for the coronation of England's Queen Victoria in 1832), Charles Francatelli was one of the Victorian era's most famous chefs. In this 1859 volume, he scales his recipes for the modern home, emphasizing simplicity and economy in cookery, thus making many of the recipes he made for his wealthy patrons accessible to the public.
Cyrano de Bergerac
Translates the classic French story of the master swordsman, noble in stature, whose unpleasant appearance prevents him from courting the beautiful woman with whom he has fallen in love. Reissue.
The Village Baker s Wife
Since 1978, Gayle's Bakery and Rosticceria in the Santa Cruz-area town of Capitola, California, has grown from a humble 800-square-foot shop to one of the largest, most successful fine-quality bakeries in the country. The Village Baker's Wife compiles the all-butter, real-sugar, whole-cream, fine-chocolate desserts and pastries that made Gayle's legendary. With more than 150 recipes, 130 instructional illustrations, and 25 essays on baking techniques, this is the only cookbook you need to make show-stopping desserts and pastries, such as: -Lemon Lust Bars -Princess Cake -Ham and Cheese Croissants -Apple Bear Claw Danish Braid -Chocolate Truffle Cake -Hazelnut Twist Cookies -Garlic Cheese Pretzels Brimming with anecdotes and insightful baking tips from Gayle and Joe Ortiz (author of The Village Baker) this personal collection will inspire and delight any avid or occasional home baker—the sweeter the tooth, the better.