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Patisserie: A Masterclass in Classic and Contemporary Patisserie
     

Patisserie: A Masterclass in Classic and Contemporary Patisserie

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by William Curley, Suzue Curley, Jose Lasheras (Photographer), Pierre Herme (Foreword by)
 

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

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 ptissier 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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' a gorgeous coffee table book for any budding cake baker or aspiring pastry chef who wants to up their game'

'If you're looking to really wow guests with dessert, this is the book for you'ÿ

' a gorgeous coffee table book for any budding cake baker or aspiring pastry chef who wants to up their game'

'these desserts are exquisite, complex and delicious. But having been to a class with them I can vouch that the patisserie is perfectly do-able; it just needs time and patience'

'a book where the word comprehensive doesn't even begin to adequately describe it.it is truly a thing of beauty from both a coffee table tome and usability perspective'

ÿ' the duo have succeeded in delivering an accessible yet uncompromising luxury for the everyday kitchen'

 ‘ the duo have succeeded in delivering an accessible yet uncompromising luxury for the everyday kitchen’

'If you’re looking to really wow guests with dessert, this is the book for you’ 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781909342217
Publisher:
Jacqui Small
Publication date:
05/22/2014
Pages:
344
Sales rank:
542,868
Product dimensions:
8.70(w) x 10.70(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author


Brought up in Fife, William Curley's career began with an apprenticeship at Gleneagles, followed by 6 years at numerous Michelin-starred establishments, working with respected chefs including Pierre Koffman at La Tante Claire, Raymond Blanc at Le Manoir aux Quata Saisons and Marco Pierre White at The Restaurant. He then became Chef Patissier at The Savoy Hotel under Anton Edelman, as Chief Patissier leading a team of 21 pastry chefs. In 2004, he opened his first boutique in Richmond, followed by the opening of his equally successful Belgravia Boutique. After an increasing demand for his chocolate and patisserie creations, William Curley chocolate and patisserie concessions were opened in world-renowned department store Harrods in July 2011. They also create bespoke patisserie to accompany Afternoon Teas at some of London's top establishments. William has been awarded Britain's Best Chocolatier by the Academy of Chocolate four times (2007-2011) and has won numerous other awards. Most recently William became a member of the prestigious Relais Desserts, an association of the top pastry chefs across the world who come together to promote haute patisserie. Couture Chocolate, William's first book, won the Guild of Food Writers Cookery Book of the Year award in 2012.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.

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Patisserie: A Masterclass in Classic and Contemporary Patisserie 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
garfieldTJ More than 1 year ago
Recipes were well researched and presented. The pictures of the finished baked goods was excellent