Patisserie

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Patisserie aims to reflect 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 haute patisserie creation and get everyone creating masterpieces in their home kitchen.The process of patisserie is broken down into a step-by-step guide complete...

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Overview

Patisserie aims to reflect 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 haute patisserie creation and get everyone creating masterpieces in their home kitchen.The process of patisserie is broken down into a step-by-step guide complete with expert knowledge from a master pâtissier to produce flawless creations every time. A series of basic recipes will provide a solid foundation in patisserie techniques as well as inspiration for aspiring creative pastry chefs. Classic recipes from Rhum Baba to Tarte Alsacienne are given a modern adaptation with William's unique blend of flavors. William had always had the long-term ambition of bringing patisserie to this country as an accessible, affordable yet uncompromising luxury. His main focus is, of course, to arouse and surprise the taste buds, a pleasure that he hopes he can bring to everyone through the recipes in this book.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781909342217
  • Publisher: Jacqui Small LLP
  • Publication date: 5/22/2014
  • Pages: 344
  • Sales rank: 516,503
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

WILLIAM CURLEY's career began with an apprenticeship at Gleneagles Hotel, followed by several years at numerous Michelin-starred establishments, working with respected chefs including Pierre Koffmann at La Tante Claire, Raymond Blanc at Le Manoir aux Quat' Saisons, Marco Pierre White at The Restaurant and Marc Meneau at L'Esp?rance in France. William then became Chef Patissier at The Savoy Hotel, where he met fellow patissi\u00e8re and future wife Suzue, whose Japanese heritage influences many of the flavours found in their recipes. In 2004, they opened their first chocolate shop in Richmond, followed by the opening of their equally successful Belgravia store. Increasing demand for their chocolate and patisserie creations led to a William Curley concession opening in Harrods. William Curley has been awarded Britain's Best Chocolatier by the Academy of Chocolate four times and has won numerous other awards.

Suzue Curley completes the team with an equally impressive patisserie background. Born in Japan, Suzue was influenced and inspired by many Japanese patissiers but recognized that she needed to move to Europe to complete her training. She met William while working as a patissier at The Savoy, having previously trained at Claridge's and Le Cordon Bleu.

Jose Lasheras started his photographic career in Madrid, later moving to Milan where he worked for ten years as a freelance photographer for various publications at Conde Nast, Italy. In 1996 he brought his stunning photography skills to London and he now works regularly as both photographer and painter for a wide variety of clients, ranging from Burberry to Wedgewood.

WILLIAM CURLEY's career began with an apprenticeship at Gleneagles Hotel, followed by several years at numerous Michelin-starred establishments, working with respected chefs including Pierre Koffmann at La Tante Claire, Raymond Blanc at Le Manoir aux Quat' Saisons, Marco Pierre White at The Restaurant and Marc Meneau at L'Esp�rance in France. William then became Chef Patissier at The Savoy Hotel, where he met fellow patissi\u00e8re and future wife Suzue, whose Japanese heritage influences many of the flavours found in their recipes. In 2004, they opened their first chocolate shop in Richmond, followed by the opening of their equally successful Belgravia store. Increasing demand for their chocolate and patisserie creations led to a William Curley concession opening in Harrods. William Curley has been awarded Britain's Best Chocolatier by the Academy of Chocolate four times and has won numerous other awards.

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  • Posted January 15, 2015

    Recommended

    Recipes were well researched and presented. The pictures of the finished baked goods was excellent

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