As a lover of French patisserie and baking, I find this book absolutely amazing. I have tried many of the recipes with very good results and there are so many more that remain to be tried. It is very interesting as the approach is that of a proper teaching method, with learning objectives, etc. I have learned a lot about the different techniques behind classic recipes. Do not let anybody fool you!!!! if you want it to be french Patisserie, always refer to this book. I have compared the same recipe with other books and the level of complexity of this one is far greater so are the results. It is my absolute baking bible.