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Professional Pastry Chef: Fundamentals of Baking and Pastry, 4th Edition / Edition 4

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Overview

The reference of choice for thousands of pastry chefs and home cooks
A favorite of pastry lovers and serious chefs worldwide, The Professional Pastry Chef presents comprehensive coverage of basic baking and pastry techniques in a fresh and approachable way. Now skillfully revised and redesigned to meet the needs of today's pastry kitchen, this classic reference is better-and easier to use-than ever.
The new edition contains more than 650 recipes, which offer a new emphasis on American applications of European techniques with yields suitable for restaurant service or for entertaining at home. It shares encyclopedic guidance on everything from mise en place preparation and basic doughs to new chapters covering flatbreads, crackers, and homestyle desserts. Throughout, award-winning Executive Pastry Chef Bo Friberg explains not only how to perform procedures, but also the principles behind them, helping readers to build a firm foundation based on understanding rather than memorizing formulas. Illustrated step-by-step instructions demystify even the most complex techniques and presentations, while 100 vivid color photographs bring finished dishes to life with a sublime touch of visual inspiration. Whether used to develop skills or refine techniques, to gain or simply broaden a repertoire, The Professional Pastry Chef is filled with information and ideas for creating mouthwatering baked goods and tantalizing desserts-today and for years to come.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471359258
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 2/22/2002
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 1040
  • Sales rank: 108,422
  • Product dimensions: 8.90 (w) x 11.20 (h) x 2.10 (d)

Meet the Author

BO FRIBERG, Certified Master Pastry Chef, is Executive Pastry Chef at the San Diego Culinary Institute in La Mesa, California. With more than forty years of experience in the industry, he has received numerous awards and honors for his work, including two gold medals at the Culinary Arts Exhibit of the Pacific Coast. He has also demonstrated the art of pastry making on television shows, including the highly acclaimed public television series Cooking Secrets of the CIA; Cooking at the Academy; and NBC's Today show.

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Table of Contents

1. Mise en Place.

2. Basic Doughs.

3. Yeast Breads.

4. Flatbreads, Crackers and Rolls.

5. Breakfast Breads and Pastries.

6. Cookies.

7. Tarts, Pies, Cobblers and Crisps.

8. Tea Cakes, Pound Cakes, Muffins and Other Quick Breads.

9. Sponge Cakes and Cake Bases.

10. Basic Chocolate Work and Decorating Techniques.

11. Decorated Cakes.

12. Individual Pastries.

13. Plated Desserts.

14. Ice Cream and Sorbets.

15. Custards, Puddings, Mousses, Charlottes and Bavarois.

16. Sauces, Syrups, and Fillings.

Appendix A: Ingredients.

Appendix B: Equipment.

Appendix C: Weights, Measures, and Yields.

Index.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 30, 2008

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    This book is incredible. If you are serious about baking/ pastry this is the book to get. I would love to go to pastry school, but can't afford to right now, and this book has given me many great tips, recipes and the clearest instruction. All measurements are done by weight, so go to any home store and pick up a basic food scale, I got mine at BBB for $25, it will be worth it. I have dozens of cookbooks, this is the best, the recipes are on point and to die for. Trust me your family and friends will be impressed!

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