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Synopsis: In this magnificent volume, the second in the Grand Livre de Cuisine series, celebrated chefs Alain Ducasse and Frédéric Robert comprehensively cover the art of making desserts, pastries, candy, and other sweets. Everything is here— mousses and fondants; cookies and cakes; ice creams and sorbets; bonbons and nougats; fruit tarts, profiteroles, and sweet crèpes.
The book’s 250 mouth-watering recipes range from traditional treats such as peach melba, candied apples, and oeufs à la neige to audacious concoctions such as tropical fruit– stuffed ravioli and coconut-encrusted lollipops. Decidedly French yet international in flavor, the book presents the authors’ masterful takes on American cheesecake; Italian cannolis, zuppa inglese, and tiramisù; and the Austrian confections known as viennoiseries.
Organized by main ingredient, the Grand Livre’s structure epitomizes Ducasse’s philosophy of cooking and baking, which holds that culinary techniques should accentuate and enhance an ingredient’s true nature—not mask it. The book features more than 650 color photographs, including a full-page, close-up photo of each finished dish. Cross-sectional drawings clearly display the internal “architecture” of some of the more complex creations.
About the Author:
ALAIN DUCASSE is the celebrated chef of four renowned restaurants: Le Louis XV in Monaco, Restaurant Plaza Athénée in Paris, Alain Ducasse at The Essex House in New York, and Beige in Tokyo. In 25 years as a prominent chef, he has not only developed expertise in the culinary arts but also become successful as an educator and publisher.
FRÉDÉRIC ROBERT has spent the last 25 years working side by side with Alain Ducasse, overseeing all the pastries, desserts, and breads for his restaurants. He has received numerous culinary awards.
Title: Grand Livre De Cuisine: Alain Ducasses's ...
Publisher: Ducasse Books
Publication Date: 2006
Book Condition: VG / VG
Book Description Ducasse Books, 2006. Hardcover. Book Condition: gut. 2006. The second title in the "Grand Livre de Cuisine" series, this book covers the art of making desserts and sweets, according to master chefs Alain Ducasse and Frederic Robert. A perfect complement to Ducasse's earlier book on the art of savoury foods, this dense, carefully constructed and beautifully styled book, with 250 recipes and more than 650 photographs, invites the reader to discover every aspect of sweets and desserts. Dessert and pastry recipes are presented on double-page spreads and illustrated with close-up photos of the finished dishes. Pastries, viennoiseries, breads and rolls, candies, chocolate creations, ice creams and sorbets, fruits and flavourings: everything is included, from traditional and basic recipes to more audacious creations such as Raviole d'Agrumes, jus de citronnelle et jus de fruits de la passion frais and Fondant de chocolat au the Earl Grey. This all-inclusive book encompasses gourmet delights from around the world, such as Tiramisu a notre facon, Coupe Cheesecake and Pavlova, each adapted to reflect the authors' distinctive flair. Organised by main ingredient, the structure of the book reflects the philosophy of Alain Ducasse, who says that culinary techniques should enhance and bring out an ingredient's true nature, not mask it. Alain Ducasse is regarded throughout the world as one of the most prominent French chefs. Along with three gourmet French restaurants he has also created more than 15 new concept restaurants worldwide and a professional-level cooking school. Frederic Robert has spent the last 25 years working side by side with Alain Ducasse, overseeing all the pastries, desserts and breads for his restaurants. He has received numerous culinary awards. In englischer Sprache. 568 pages. 24,1 x 30,5 cm. Bookseller Inventory # BN29769