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From previous ed.: Professional chefs are instructed on basic baking and pastry skills during two courses in culinary school, and many culinary schools now offer baking and pastry degree programs. In the professional kitchen, pastry chefs are responsible for the pro-duction of all baked goods, including desserts and breads. Pastry chefs create the dessert menu, which complements the chefs' style and gives the diner a grand finale after the main meal. Also of interest is the ever-increasing popularity for breads, home-style desserts and elegant designed desserts, all of which are covered in Friberg's basic book.
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"There′s something for everyone in this updated edition of Bo Friberg′s classic opus on pastry. A must for the professional, whether student or teacher, it also offers recipes for breads, cookies, tarts, and cakes that will appeal to all serious amateur bakers."
Jacques Pépin, author, teacher, and host of his own public television series
"I often turn to my battered, well–used copy of Friberg′s classic for inspiration and education. Seasoned professional bakers and passionate amateurs alike will find his precise instructions to be infallible for success. I′m grateful for this updated edition with its easy–to–find information and spectacular new photos."
Rick Rodgers, author of Kaffeehaus: Exquisite Desserts from the Classic Cafés of Vienna, Budapest, and Prague
"Bo Friberg is a rare innovator, a pioneer in his field, and an inspiration for a whole generation of pastry chefs. He has put together a collection of recipes that express an intimate connection among flavors, presentation, technique, and creativity. The Professional Pastry Chef is a guide that will be a classic for the 21st century."
Hubert Keller, chef/owner of Fleur de Lys restaurant, San Francisco
BO FRIBERG, Certified Master Pastry Chef, has received numerous awards and honors for his work, including two gold medals at the Culinary Arts Exhibit of the Pacific Coast. He has also demonstrated the art of pastry making on television shows, including the highly acclaimed public television series Cooking Secrets of the CIA; Cooking at the Academy; and NBC′s Today show.
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