Dorie Greenspan, author of Baking with Julia and the award-winning Desserts By Pierre Her, has persuaded Paris’ greatest pastry chefs to part with their most cherished recipes and has thoroughly tested them for American home bakers. The result is a charming sneak peek into some of the tastiest and sweetest kitchens in the world. Secrets are shared for such treats as perfect madeleines, macaroons, apple tarts, and many classic French desserts. The wonderful anecdotes and histories will keep you entertained while your own La Maison du Chocolat or Tarte Tatin cools on the rack. The illustrations give the book a timeless, “old world” feel. The stories about the shops, along with addresses, make one itch to hop onto the next plane for France. These folks live and breathe for dessert.
The table of contents provides a hint of the charm and collection of recipes inside: Cookies Big and Little, Buttery, Crunchy, Tender, and Crisp and Pastries and Small Treats for Occasions Simple or Swell… Life is sweet with a book as much fun as this.
“Dorie Greenspan has, with wit and chic, found the best of Paris’ pastries and offered them up on a delicious little platter.”—Susan Herrmann Loomis, author of On Rue Tatin
Categories - Baking, Bread, Dessert