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Bouchon Bakery by Thomas Keller

Bouchon Bakery by Thomas Keller

Baked goods that are marvels of ingenuity and simplicity from the famed Bouchon Bakery

The tastes of childhood have always been a touchstone for Thomas Keller, and in this dazzling amalgam of American and French baked goods, you'll find recipes for the beloved TKOs and Oh Ohs (Keller's takes on Oreos and Hostess's Ho Hos) and all the French classics he fell in love with as a young chef apprenticing in Paris: the baguettes, the macarons, the mille-feuilles, the tartes aux fruits.

Co-author Sebastien Rouxel, executive pastry chef for the Thomas Keller Restaurant Group, has spent years refining techniques through trial and error, and every page offers a new lesson: a trick that assures uniformity, a subtlety that makes for a professional finish, a flash of brilliance that heightens flavor and enhances texture. The deft twists, perfectly written recipes, and dazzling photographs make perfection inevitable.

Code: 102083

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Chocolat - From The Cocoa Bean To The Chocolate Bar by Pierre Marcolini

Chocolat - From The Cocoa Bean To The Chocolate Bar by Pierre Marcolini

From the world’s finest chocolatier, who originated the “bean-to-bar” concept, comes this collection of 170 recipes for the very best and most essential chocolate confections.

Belgium’s foremost practitioner of the art of fine chocolate making shares his passion and his knowledge in this extravagantly beautiful volume. Pierre Marcolini’s confections have been acclaimed as the world’s most delectable chocolate creations, and his book is a delicious immersion into the world of fine chocolate and a tribute to its majesty.

Marcolini was the first chocolatier to create his chocolates according to a bean-to-bar philosophy an idea born from the realization that just as the finest wines reflect the “terroir” in which the grapes are grown, so too would chocolate benefit from careful selection from specific estates. Here, he reveals the trade secrets of the art of fine chocolate making: learn how to roast, grind, and temper the chocolate at home just like the professionals and master all aspects of chocolate making. His recipes run the gamut of chocolate possibilities irresistible creamy sauces, decadent pastries, bars, truffles, and even a smattering of savory dishes and are beautifully presented and gorgeously photographed in this handsome volume that no chocolate lover should be without.

About the Author

Pierre Marcolini is one of the world’s foremost arti- sanal chocolatiers and has won numerous awards. In 1995, he was crowned World Pastry Champion, and opened his first shop in Brussels. Since then, he has expanded to twenty-eight outlets in Belgium, Japan, France, England, Luxembourg, Monaco, and Kuwait.

Chae Rin Vincent is a leading food stylist and writer working in the French language.

Marie-Pierre Morel is one of Europe’s best-known photographers specializing in food and interior decor.

Code: 103877

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Chocolates & Confections: Formula, Theory & Technique

Chocolates & Confections: Formula, Theory & Technique

Chocolate and candy making today is undergoing a renaissance in public awareness and status.

This comprehensive book combines artisan confectionery techniques with accessible explanations of the theory and science as well as formulas for use in production.

Fundamental information for the confectioner includes ingredient function and use, chocolate processing, and artisan production techniques.

The book contains 140 formulas and variations for beautiful confections, including dairy-based centers, crystalline and noncrystalline sugar confectionery, jellies, and nut center and aerated confections.

Code: 100350

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Cook And The Baker by Cherie Bevan and Tass Tauroa

Cook And The Baker by Cherie Bevan and Tass Tauroa

Recipes for irresistible cakes, slices, pastries and pies that take old-school favourites above and beyond.

Old-school favourites, taken to the next level!

Who can resist exquisite hummingbird cake, delicate red velvet cake or decadent chocolate salted caramel brownies? Remember the pleasure of an after-school indulgence of Louise cake, peanut butter cookies or a crispy sausage roll?

In this mouth-watering collection of foolproof recipes, the geniuses behind busy cafe/bakery The Cook and Baker provide everything you need to take your home baking up a notch. Crowd-pleasing creations that cater for modern tastes but stay true to the nostalgia of your childhood. Slip on an apron, preheat the oven - your household is in for a treat

Code: 103163

$49.99
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Dolci: Italy's Sweets

Dolci: Italy's Sweets

By Francine Segan

Join Francine on a virtual tour of Italy with more than 125 recipes for cookies, cakes, pastries, frozen confections, and more. Favorites such as Cannoli and Zuppa Inglese are featured along with unusual regional specialties such as Licorice Granita and Chocolate Eggplant.

In addition to beloved classics and traditional holiday fare, readers will find contemporary sweets enjoyed by Italians today—including a light and luscious “updated” Tiramisù that does not use raw eggs.

Segan brings each recipe to life, introducing the countless cooks from whom she learned them: Italian grandmothers and young foodies, pastry chefs and bakery owners, food writers and internationally renowned sweets manufacturers. A chapter on after-dinner drinks rounds out this ultimate, comprehensive guide.

Code: 101765

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Dominique Ansel: The Secret Recipes

Dominique Ansel: The Secret Recipes

How do you catch lightning in a measuring cup?

Dominique Ansel is the creator of the Cronut™, the croissant-doughnut hybrid that has taken the world by storm. But he’s no one-hit wonder. Classically trained in Paris, responsible for a four-star kitchen in New York, and now the proprietor of New York’s highest rated bakery, Ansel has become a modern-day Willy Wonka: the creator of wildly creative, extraordinarily delicious, and unbelievably popular desserts.

Now, in his hotly anticipated debut cookbook, Ansel shares the secret to transforming the most humble ingredients into the most extraordinary, tempting, and satisfying pastries imaginable. Dominique Ansel: The Secret Recipes reveals the stories and recipes behind his most sought-after creations and teaches lovers of dessert everywhere how to make magic in their own kitchens.

Code: 102940

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Evolution - Techniques and Ingredients for Modern Pastry by Jordi Puigvert

Evolution - Techniques and Ingredients for Modern Pastry by Jordi Puigvert

Introducing new and advantageous ingredients, simplifying the processes, improving the performance and applications of each product; in short, optimizing the technical side of pastry to the maximum. This is what evolutionary pastry is about, which Jordi Puigvert practices and teaches all over the world as a technical advisor for countless firms.

In a didactic way, and with numerous step-by-step pictures for each technique, the book focuses on the so-called ‘technological’ ingredients, revealing their little known applications in pastry products. Puigvert proves that there are ingredients available to the artisans nowadays which do not subtract quality or nobility from a product at all, but allow to obtain magnificent results regarding texture, preservation and better interaction with other ingredients.

Jordi Puigvert has traveled the world teaching pastry and culinary professionals the results of his research and technical progresses. As for the regular courses he gives, places like Hong Kong, Italy, Singapore, the USA or Taiwan –among other– are usual on his agenda.

If there is a natural ingredient, with an origin and extraction method similar to that of the usual ones, and which provides us with practical and specific solutions in our daily tasks, why shouldn’t we use it?
Jordi Puigvert has deeply researched the technical possibilities of gelling and thickening agents, emulsifiers, etc. with a very clear objective – offering the pastry professional specific solutions to fight off everyday problems.
In this section, all the complete recipes worked throughout the book are compiled. It is a total of 20 creations of modern pastry (cakes, desserts, marshmallows, macaroons, etc.) with over 60 components, as well as their final assembly

How can we whip a meringue without applying heat, without using egg whites and still obtaining the greatest stability?

How can a gelatin withstand temperatures of up to 80ºC –for example inside a cake– and still hold its structure?

How can we keep a frozen product from losing water while thawing?

How can we make a cuttable pistachio praliné without the need for chocolate couverture or cocoa butter?

How can we easily turn a regular mousse into a frozen one without modifying the basic recipe?

Find the answers to these questions and more inside EVOLUTION

Preparation processes with step-by-step photographs
20 application techniques
Datasheets of all the products
60 recipes

Pages: 240
Dimension: 280mm X 230mm
Author: PUIGVERT, JORDI

Code: 102401

$109.95
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GaTEAUX: 150 Large and Small Cakes, Cookies, and Desserts by

GaTEAUX: 150 Large and Small Cakes, Cookies, and Desserts by

As a follow-up to his spectacular Patisserie, master pastry chef Christophe Felder presents Gâteaux, a beautifully illustrated guide to executing perfect cakes, from delightful small bites to showstopping centrepieces.

Classic French pastry represents the pinnacle of control, elegance, and technique. From jewellike canelés and madeleines in a window case to burnished brioches at the boulangerie to showstopper centerpiece desserts at five-star restaurants, everyone loves a perfect bake.

Precise instructions and step-by-step photographs guide bakers through 150 mouthwatering recipes, including one-bite delights, simple cakes, Sunday breads, celebration cakes, and tarts. Felder includes French classics such as sablés, éclairs, Saint-Honoré cake, tarte tatin, and croquembouche, regional recipes from Alsace, Brittany, and Provence, as well as his own twists on Belgian (Speculoos), German (Black Forest cake), and Australian (Pavlova) desserts.

Each beautiful photograph will inspire bakers of all levels while step-by-step pictures clearly illustrate techniques such as making fondant flowers, constructing a charlotte, and braiding a brioche. To build younger bakers’ skills and confidence, Felder includes a section of easy recipes for the whole family—which don’t short on proper technique.

Code: 103897

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Gelato Messina by Nick Palumbo

Gelato Messina by Nick Palumbo

Gelato Messina takes everything you knew about traditional gelati and blows it out of the water. It is THE gelati book that takes you to a whole new level, with unique recipes that result in the frozen works of art that are synonymous with this famous Sydney establishment.

Gelato Messina, the cookbook, is beautifully illustrated and fully photographic, filled with the recipes that made this Sydney establishment so famous. The book is split into two sections: one features basic recipes along with step-by-step instructions and technique tips on how to make the foundation flavours commonly used in Gelato Messina's work - try Dulce De Leche, Pear and Rhubarb, Poached Figs in Masala or Salted Caramel and White Chocolate; the second showcases Gelato Messina's spectacular gelati cakes and mini-creations.

Learn how to make your very own Dr Evil's Magic Mushroom with a Mini-me on the side. Indulge in a Royal with Cheese, ice cream-style, or try your hand at Gelato Messina's signature gelato cake, Hazelnut Zucotto.

These recipes will challenge everything you believed about ice cream, but the results will be worth it.

Code: 102449

$45.00
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Gelato Messina The Creative Department

Gelato Messina The Creative Department

Gelato Messina The Creative Department provides detailed instrucitions for creating Gelato Messina's most famous and elaborate gelato cakes - from Dr Evil's Magic Mushroom to Gelato Messina's very own take on the classic hamburger: The Royale with Cheese, made from chocolate gelati with passionfruit mustard, raspberry ketchup, white chocolate cheese, all served in a brioche bun. There is a whole chapter dedicated to weird and wonderful soft-serves and recipes for how to make your very own gelati monoportions -yes, it's fun to share, but it's even more fun to have a whole cake to yourself.

Since opening in 2002 Gelato Messina has set the benchmark for gelato in Australia. Their aim is simple: to create the best ice cream, using only the freshest ingredients, and to make everything from scratch. Gelato Messina take their gelato seriously and the results can be seen in the fabulous and crazy creations that are displayed in their shop windows every day, particuarly their famous ice cream cakes.

Not for the faint-hearted, and definitely the young at heart, Gelato Messina The Creative Department isn't just different, its out of this world. Trust me, there are recipes in this book that you wouldn't dream existed. Prepare to be amazed!

With a killer design and mind bending photography Gelato Messina The Creative Department is the must have coffee table cookbook for 2015.

This book will appeal to lovers of gelati, cakes and crazy desserts. For anyone wishing to create a true Willy Wonka-esque masterpiece and impress their friends and family with incredible ice cream, Gelato Messina The Creative Department is the book for you!

Pages: 272
Dimension: 230mm X 215mm
Author: PALUMBO, NICK

Code: 102971

$55.00
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