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GaTEAUX: 150 Large and Small Cakes, Cookies, and Desserts by

GaTEAUX: 150 Large and Small Cakes, Cookies, and Desserts by

As a follow-up to his spectacular Patisserie, master pastry chef Christophe Felder presents Gâteaux, a beautifully illustrated guide to executing perfect cakes, from delightful small bites to showstopping centrepieces.

Classic French pastry represents the pinnacle of control, elegance, and technique. From jewellike canelés and madeleines in a window case to burnished brioches at the boulangerie to showstopper centerpiece desserts at five-star restaurants, everyone loves a perfect bake.

Precise instructions and step-by-step photographs guide bakers through 150 mouthwatering recipes, including one-bite delights, simple cakes, Sunday breads, celebration cakes, and tarts. Felder includes French classics such as sablés, éclairs, Saint-Honoré cake, tarte tatin, and croquembouche, regional recipes from Alsace, Brittany, and Provence, as well as his own twists on Belgian (Speculoos), German (Black Forest cake), and Australian (Pavlova) desserts.

Each beautiful photograph will inspire bakers of all levels while step-by-step pictures clearly illustrate techniques such as making fondant flowers, constructing a charlotte, and braiding a brioche. To build younger bakers’ skills and confidence, Felder includes a section of easy recipes for the whole family—which don’t short on proper technique.

Code: 103897

$95.00
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Grand Finales: The Art of the Plated Dessert

Grand Finales: The Art of the Plated Dessert

A visually stunning and groundbreaking new book. Grand Finales: The Art of The Plated Dessert explores the intimate connection between flavor and presentation with recipes that are truly extraordinary.

Thanks to the magnificent efforts of the pastry chefs in this book, the language of desserts will never be the same." -Jacques Torres, Le Cirque, New York A Gallery for the New Century A New Way to See, Taste, and Appreciate Neo-Classicism Echoes a classic dessert in form, preparation, or ingredients.

Minimalism A single, primitive form supported by spare garnish. Illusionism Resembles a person, object, or scene. Architecturalism Features a prominent vertical component.

Impressionism Communicates a theme or mood. Modernism Abstract forms with bold colors and a satirical edge. Performance Art Displays action at the touch of fork or spoon. Eclecticism Combines elements from other schools found herein. Fusionism Includes an ingredient or seasoning outside the European and American dessert tradition.

Code: 2654

$92.99
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La Maison Du Chocolat: Timeless Classics With A Twist

La Maison Du Chocolat: Timeless Classics With A Twist

La Maison du Chocolat is one of the best-known high-end chocolate makers in the world.

With eight shops in Paris and six in other locations (including New York), their award-winning creations are synonymous with gourmet chocolate.

In this luxurious book, the brilliant chocolatier and pastry chef Gilles Marchal, head of La Maison du Chocolat, revisits the recipes that made the shop famous, and brings us a host of creative new recipes as well.

The recipes include timeless classics like chocolate eclairs, millefeuilles, and truffles; savory concoctions like raspberry-pepper ganache, chocolate tagliatelle, and a chocolate and sausage brioche; and audacious variations like red and black ganache floating in champagne, foie gras dipped in chocolate fondue, and a macaroon made with chocolate, black truffle, and pear.

The finished recipes are magnificently photographed by Veronique Durruty to convey the luxury and drama of these delectable chocolate creations.

Code: 100765

$49.99
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Les Abats by Michel Roux Jr

Les Abats by Michel Roux Jr

“Don’t be afraid of offal. Some of the greatest of all French classics involve organ meats such as brains and sweetbreads.” – Michel Roux Jr

Celebrated chef Michel Roux Jr passionately believes that we are missing out. At a time when food shortage is a global concern, health fears over processed meat are making headlines and the cost of living is higher than ever, he can’t understand our reluctance to utilise every part of an animal’s carcass. Brains, organs, intestines, hooves – items that are traditionally viewed with distaste in our society – are an integral part of French and world cuisine.

With this book, the two-star Michelin chef hopes to change the way we think about offal and demonstrate that, with a little time and effort, it can be used to produce enticing and delicious food to impress friends and feed families.

The book will contain recipes ranging from the simple sweetbreads Michel’s mother fed him as a child, to the more adventurous dishes in the style served at his award-winning restaurants. Dishes range from La Salade Aveyronnaise (Warm salad with sweetbreads and Roquefort) or Soupe aux abattis (Giblet soup), to Cervelle de veau zingara (Calves’ brains with zingara) or Langue de boefu au persil et cares (Salted ox tongue with caper parsley sauce).

Code: 104370

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Patisserie – Master The Art Of French Pastry

Patisserie – Master The Art Of French Pastry

Patisserie gives readers all the technical know-how required to become an expert in the art of French patisserie and invent their own masterpieces. Each of the 100 recipes features a full-colour cross-section illustration, step-by-step photography and a beautiful hero image in order to both inspire the reader and demystify some of France’s most iconic desserts. Patisserie includes the basic building-block recipes needed to understand the fundamentals of French patisserie, from the pastry itself (shortcrust pastry, sweet pastry, puff pastry, choux pastry and more) to fillings (custards, creams, butters, mousses, ganaches and pastes) and embellishments (meringue, chocolate, sauces and sugar art). From simple treats like madeleines, financiers and cookies to more complex creations, like black forest cake, eclairs, croissants, macarons, lemon meringue pie, l’opera, mocha, croquembouche, charlotte, rum baba and more, Patisserie covers all of the French delicacies you could ever dream of.

Code: 103087

$59.99
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Patisserie by William & Suzue Curley

Patisserie by William & Suzue Curley

'A profoundly pleasurable book which offers that rare combination of daring, accomplished technique illuminated with extraordinary simplicity and clarity. His latest must-have book will inspire and delight.' Michel and Alain Roux

Patisserie reflects award-winning chocolatier, William Curley's passion for taking classic recipes and modernizing them with his own innovations.

Creating top-quality patisserie is often seen as something only a trained professional can do, however with patisserie equipment now easily accessible to all, William hopes to unscramble the mystique of his exquisite creations and get everyone making perfect patisserie in the home kitchen.

Patisserie processes are broken down into a step-by-step guide complete with expert knowledge to produce flawless creations every time.

A series of basic recipes – covering sponges, creams and custards, pastry and syrups – will provide a solid foundation in patisserie techniques as well as inspiration for aspiring creative pastry chefs. At the same time, some classic recipes, from Rhum Baba to Tarte Alsacienne, are given a modern adaptation using William's unique blend of flavours.

William has always had a long-term ambition to bring patisserie to this country as an accessible, affordable yet uncompromising luxury. His main focus is to arouse and surprise the taste buds. A pleasure that he hopes he can bring to everyone, through the recipes in this gorgeous book.

Code: 102627

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Pierre Herme - Pastries

Pierre Herme - Pastries

After divulging the intriguing histories behind 50 iconic desserts, master pastry chef Pierre Hermé shares his tried-and-tested recipes for the great classics of French pastry and other definitive desserts from around the world—and then he reveals how to reinvent them. Rose-scented almond paste and a compote of raspberries and lychees fill Hermé’s croissants; his Saint Honoré cake combines green tea, chestnuts, and passion fruit; and caramelized mango adorns his foie gras crème brûlée.

The luscious photographs and 100 recipes featured in Pierre Hermé Pastries flaunt Hermé’s mastery of technique and the talent for combining textures and flavors that have earned him the reputation as one of the world’s most skilled and inventive pastry chefs.

Code: 101887

$70.00
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Pierre Herme: Chocolate

Pierre Herme: Chocolate

Renowned French pastry chef Pierre Hermé displays his artistic mastery in this homage to chocolate through recipes that highlight the diversity of the world’s favorite ingredient in all its forms. Nicknamed the "Picasso of Pastry" by Vogue magazine, master pâtissier Pierre Hermé has revolutionized traditional pastry-making. Insatiably creative, in this new volume Hermé returns to his first passion—chocolate. Retracing his passionate love affair with the versatile cacao bean, this work reveals daring creations that display the celebrated pastry chef’s signature innovative style, which has transformed the realm of pâtisserie.

It includes thirty-five recipes, from original combinations such as chocolate, banana, and ginger cake or chocolate and lemon madeleines to rich, iconic desserts like his Infiniment Chocolat Baba Cake, Infiniment Chocolat Macaron, or yuzu-flavored Éclair Azur. Following an intense, synergetic collaboration with photographer Sergio Coimbra, this unique book pays homage to the purity and simplicity of chocolate and its diverse forms and textures. Under Coimbra’s lens, every facet of chocolate is captured in its essence, tempting the reader to enjoy the myriad delights that constitute Pierre Hermé’s extraordinary chocolate repertoire.

Code: 103663

$80.00
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Sweet by Yotam Ottolenghi

Sweet by Yotam Ottolenghi

The Sunday Times and New York Times Bestseller `There's nothing like a perfectly light sponge flavoured with spices and citrus or an icing-sugar-dusted cookie to raise the spirits and create a moment of pure joy.'

In his stunning new baking and desserts cookbook Yotam Ottolenghi and his long-time collaborator Helen Goh bring the Ottolenghi hallmarks of fresh, evocative ingredients, exotic spices and complex flavourings - including fig, rose petal, saffron, aniseed, orange blossom, pistachio and cardamom - to indulgent cakes, biscuits, tarts, puddings, cheesecakes and ice cream.

Sweet includes over 110 innovative recipes, from Blackberry and Star Anise Friands, Tahini and Halva Brownies, Persian Love Cakes, Middle Eastern Millionaire's Shortbread, and Saffron, Orange and Honey Madeleines to Flourless Chocolate Layer Cake with Coffee, Walnut and Rosewater and Cinnamon Pavlova with Praline Cream and Fresh Figs.

There is something here to delight everyone - from simple mini-cakes and cookies that parents can make with their children to showstopping layer cakes and roulades that will reignite the imaginations of accomplished bakers.

Code: 104074

$55.00
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Sweet Street by Anna Polyviou

Sweet Street by Anna Polyviou

Published 27th June 2018

Co-host of top-rating Nine Network's Family Food Fight Anna Polyviou shares her dazzling recipes

Afternoon tea just got a makeover.

With her signature mohawk and rockstar personality, Anna Polyviou (aka the Punk Princess of Pastry) is all about breaking the rules, turning the world of high-end patisserie into a high-energy, interactive party experience.

In Sweet Street, Anna brings her world-class training, techniques and flavours into your kitchen. Her recipes will tempt you to grab a bowl and spoon, gather some delicious ingredients and whip up a sweet treat, whether it's a classic with a modern twist, a new take on afternoon tea or a knockout dessert to wow your guests. Home cooks of all levels will find expert tips, encouragement and bucket loads of ideas, from quick and easy treats like Cheat's Trifle and Cherry on Top to challenging show stoppers such as Anna's Mess, Carrot Cake and Anna's Tower of Terror.

Packed with inspiration, Sweet Street will show you just how easy spectacular cooking can be.

About the Author

Anna Polyviou is a pastry chef with an edge. Awarded 2017 Chef of the Year by Tourism Accommodation Australia (TAA), 2016 Pastry Chef of the Year by Gault&Millau and 2016 Hotel Chef of the Year by Hotel Management magazine, Anna is a familiar face on the culinary scene. She has worked alongside many renowned pastry chefs, including Pierre Herme of Pierre Herme Paris patisseries. Her career has taken her to London, Paris and Chicago and onto our screens with MasterChef Australia and Family Food Fight. Anna lives in Sydney, Australia.

Code: 104376

$39.99
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