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Sweet Magic: Easy Recipes for Delectable Desserts
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Sweet Magic: Easy Recipes for Delectable Desserts

by Michel Richard, Peter Kaminsky
 

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From popular pastry chef Michel Richard, author of Happy in the Kitchen, comes Sweet Magic—a gorgeous, hand-illustrated primer of classic and innovative dessert recipes. Winner of multiple James Beard Awards and an acknowledged pastry genius whom Thomas Keller called “one of the great practitioners of the culinary arts in America”

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From popular pastry chef Michel Richard, author of Happy in the Kitchen, comes Sweet Magic—a gorgeous, hand-illustrated primer of classic and innovative dessert recipes. Winner of multiple James Beard Awards and an acknowledged pastry genius whom Thomas Keller called “one of the great practitioners of the culinary arts in America” Michel Richard is on a mission to help you improve your dessert technique—and he’s got the stuff to help serious bakers perform Sweet Magic over and over again!

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Publishers Weekly
Richard's dessert collection--complete with cheerful, perfect-to-make-on-a-Sunday-afternoon recipes such as strawberry cream puffs, cherry clafouti and Linzer tarts--forgoes food photography in lieu of two-color illustrations with a vintage feel, and presents 50 easy-to-follow selections sans highly stylized sidebars and show-stopping chapter openers. The French-born and -trained pastry chef, and Washington, D.C., restaurateur, steers readers toward "pleasure" as opposed to "perfection" when cooking and baking and succeeds in providing "accessible" and "uncomplicated" dessert instructions. Instead of tips, numbered steps, bulleted lists and charts, the author showcases his gift for storytelling and love of pastry and all things sweet in text-heavy pages complete with dialogue. American classics including cherry pie, apple pie, and chocolate chip cookies, have their place alongside French favorites such as crepes, meringues, and éclairs in this delightful and timeless title that feels like a small but worthy indulgence. (Dec.)
Wine Spectator
“Personal, humorous and fun.
Georgetown Dish
“…the playful tale of the boy who would (always) be chef, complete with instructions on preparing French classic desserts... along with some personal inventions... Before you’re finished, you will be tempted to believe life IS just a bowl of Cherry ... Clafouti.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061928215
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
11/02/2010
Pages:
209
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.70(d)

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