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Chez Panisse Desserts

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Lindsey Shere, pastry chef at Chez Panisse since 1971, shares recipes for basic pastries, cookies, cakes, and creams grouped around their dominant ... Show synopsis

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Michele  B

Great fruit desserts!

by Michele B on Apr 25, 2013

I always use Julia Child's pastry recipes as her instructions are most complete and practically foolproof; but any fruit-based dessert is best tried from this book. I make the rose ice cream every year; and where else could you find white chocolate violet candies? The ice creams, sorbets and fruit compotes, with interesting and delicious use of liqueurs, wines and spirits are all excellent; and the langues de chat recipe is another keeper. I just bought a used hardback copy to replace my falling-apart paperback copy.



by SweettheaCakes on Mar 25, 2009

Chez Panisse is a terrifically famous restaurant in Berkeley, considered the home of California cuisine, and Lindsey Shere is their long-term Pastry Chef. You would think that such a respected pedigree would create an excellent recipe book, but unfortunately ?Chez Panisse Desserts? does not deliver. It is out-dated, an example of what books used to be in the 80?s and 90?s, and not up to the standards I have come to expect. The book itself is crammed with recipes, and no pictures. Unfortunately I have yet to make a recipe from this book that works completely, and I refer to it more for combination/substitution ideas: ?lavender honey ice cream?, for example. Sadly to me this book is very average, and not worth buying.

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