The cake known as the Paris-Brest was invented in 1910 by a baker in the city of Maisons-Laffitte, who watched the Paris-Brest bicycle race fly past his window. Fascinated by the spectacle, he shaped his dessert, destined for culinary fame, like a bicycle wheel. Each sugary treat in this visually stunning book has its story, Pierre Herm(); master pastry chef, details more than 100 delicious desserts with extraordinary stories. Each pastry is also illustrated by food photographer Laurent Fau with images designed especially ...