From previous ed.: This new advanced volume, which expands Bo Friberg's classic The Professional Pastry Chef, brings up-to-date coverage of advanced baking and pastry techniques to a new generation of pastry chefs and serious home bakers. Like its sister volume on the basics (The Professional Pastry Chef: Fundamentals of Baking and Pastry, 2002, 0 ...
From previous ed.: This new advanced volume, which expands Bo Friberg's classic The Professional Pastry Chef, brings up-to-date coverage of advanced baking and pastry techniques to a new generation of pastry chefs and serious home bakers. Like its sister volume on the basics (The Professional Pastry Chef: Fundamentals of Baking and Pastry, 2002, 0-471-35925-4), this book, which covers such subjects as modernistic desserts, chocolate work, and sugar and marzipan creations, is designed to meet the needs of today's pastry kitchen. This definitive reference features clear explanations, step-by-step how-to photos, and meticulous recipes - all presented in a lively, reader-friendly style. Bo Friberg is Executive Pastry Chef and an instructor at the San Diego Culinary Institute.
Good. Domestic Shipping Only, Item may show signs of shelf wear. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting. Includes supplemental or companion materials if applicable. Access codes may or may not work. Connecting readers since 1972. Customer service is our top priority.
Good. Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, and may not include cd-rom or access codes. Customer service is our top priority!
Very good. Tall, thick hardcover. Sound & nice copy, light to moderate edgewear. Jacket is in good condition, light to moderate rubbing/edgewear. May not be available for international shipment at usual rates due to weight/size.
?The Advanced Professional Pastry Chef? is a reference book - an advanced pastry textbook - and as such is a very handy book to have in your kitchen. It provides a wealth of quality information and a wide range of basic techniques with very practical applications, especially for a beginner without formal training in culinary arts. I have bought this book as a gift for friends who are just starting to cook.
It is a mini-encyclopedia of pastry, covering a wide array of topics: decorated cakes, frozen and plated desserts, weight and measurement conversions, how to temper chocolate, trace drawings for decorations, step-by-step tutorials, even contract templates and wedding cake techniques. And that is only scratching the surface.
The recipes all work, but they are not to my personal taste, as they are a bit old-fashioned. Quite often I will refer to this book as a reference, as a starting point, and I will adapt the recipe for my own use.
Every cook should have a book like this on their shelf, as it is very useful - I could go back to it a hundred times and always find something new, as it covers such a wide range of material. While it is not particularly inspirational, it has lots of value, especially to newer cooks, and as such is recommendable
Alibris, the Alibris logo, and Alibris.com are registered trademarks of Alibris, Inc.
Copyright in bibliographic data and cover images is held by Nielsen Book Services Limited, Baker & Taylor, Inc., or by their respective licensors, or by the publishers, or by their respective licensors. For personal use only. All rights reserved. All rights in images of books or other publications are reserved by the original copyright holders.