DESSERTS TO DIE FOR (Signed)

Marcel Desaulniers; Michael Grand

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By the prize-winning author of Death by Chocolate

Be warned: this is a book about extravagantly opulent, irresistibly mouthwatering, deliciously soul-satisfying, sometimes ethereal, at other times delightfully dense desserts. It is a book about delectable excesses and sensational pleasures.

Author Marcel Desaulniers is the prize-winning executive chef of the Trellis Restaurant and creator of the best-selling Death by Chocolate and The Burger Meisters, both of which won the coveted James Beard Award. As he writes here: "This book is not for the faint of heart. It is for anyone who loves the occasional indulgence....If sharing a piece of buttercream swathed cake seems like a sensual experience, this book is your next step toward paradise."

This is a book full of chocolate, mocha and pecans, gourmet sundaes and gourmet sorbets. The recipes range from the deliciously complex and ornate, like the Chocolate Voodoo Cake, to triumphantly reinvented, no-longer-ordinary old favorites such as fruit cake, jelly rolls, and sticky buns.

Just naming these unique creations is like reciting an honor roll of sinful delights: Mocha Almond Praline Snap, Chocolate Pecan Sour Mash Bash, Fallen Angel Cake with Golden Halos and Sinful Cream, Chocolate Caramel Hazelnut Damnation. The recipes for these and other spellbinding desserts are now revealed in full color.

Marcel Desaulniers is as masterly a teacher as he is a chef. His books and television shows have been used and seen by millions. With his foolproof instructions, Desaulniers takes the home cook by the hand and, in step-by-step detail, shows how even the most extravagant of these desserts can easily be made at home.

Indulge in these pleasures and dive into their delights -- this is a book of exhilarating excess.

From Publishers Weekly: A mordant wit leavens the invaluable culinary advice and stunningly extravagant, stylish recipes collected in this new offering from James Beard Award-winning DeSaulniers (Death by Chocolate), co-owner/chef of Trellis Restaurant in Williamsburg, Va. Aided by assistant chef Peavey, DeSaulniers begins with extensive notes from the test kitchen; given the labor and assembly required for these imaginative concoctions, he does his best to set the home cook up for success with tips on organization and ingredient selection. A few recipes are rich and simple, e.g., the ice creams; Mrs. D's Chocolate Caramels (from the author's mom); Toasted Brandy and Spice Pound Cake. Most are rich and complex?and seductive. Pillars of Chocolate with Cocoa Thunderheads, featuring skyscraper shapes of ganache-spread chocolate cake wrapped around blocks of ice cream rising from clouds of cocoa'd whipped cream will require hours, patience and skill, but will surely draw gasps of admiration and delight from those served. Raspberry-tipped, chocolate-draped, horn-shaped "bustiers" poke perkily from mounds of raspberry-laced whipped cream in Chocolate Madonna. Chocolate Voodoo Cake bristles with long thin spikes of chocolate caramel adorning a molasses/chocolate-glazed, rum-soaked Zombie Cake. For the most ambitious efforts, DeSaulniers provides illustrations and recommends spreading preparation over days. This is a masterfully photographed collection, sure to inspire smiles, pleasurable overreaching and very sweet satisfaction. Homestyle and Better Homes and Gardens selections; author tour.
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Title: DESSERTS TO DIE FOR (Signed)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Binding: Hardcover
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