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Desserts [Illustrated] [Hardcover]

Michel Roux
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17 Oct 2011
Desserts have been a lifelong passion for Michel Roux and he is widely regarded as an authority on them. Here he takes a fresh new look at the whole subject, presenting updated great classics and mouthwatering contemporary recipes, inspired by his travels and designed to suit today's fresher, lighter palate. Each chapter focuses on a particular type of dessert from simple fruit ideas, hot souffles and puddings, ice creams and sorbets - through meringues, mousses and parfaits - to delectable tarts, pastries and gateaux. Step-by-step recipes guide you through specific techniques throughout. Creative, diverse and lavishly illustrated, this superb collection of over 120 recipes includes desserts for all seasons and to suit all occasions.

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  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Quadrille Publishing Ltd (17 Oct 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1844009831
  • ISBN-13: 978-1844009831
  • Product Dimensions: 16.2 x 3 x 21.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 7,564 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Desserts tend to be a special-occasion affair, but when the mood strikes this divine collection will deliver. The ideas are impressive without ever being intimidating --Mail on Sunday (YOU), October 2, 2011

About the Author

Michel Roux has held three Michelin stars for an astonishing 25 years at his renowned restaurant, The Waterside Inn at Bray. His career has been hugely successful ever since he opened his first restaurant, the acclaimed Le Gavroche in London, with his brother Albert. Michel has received countless other culinary honours, culminating in the OBE and Chevalier de la Legion d'Honneur. Michel frequently appears on television and has written several successful books, including eggs, sauces and pastry in this popular format. The latter received the Andre Simon special commendation award and his original sauces book won the Glenfiddich Visual Award and sold 300,000 copies.

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5.0 out of 5 stars well worth buying 2 Jan 2012
If you enjoy cooking, you,ll love this book. I own a wall of cookery books and find i only use them for a very few recipes in each. This is the exception and is the most used with plenty of wonderful recipes to choose from. I received this as a gift and will be buying one for my daughter who is still a novice when it comes to desserts.
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5.0 out of 5 stars It looks so simple 19 Jan 2012
The book is beautifully written & photographed, Michel Roux explains how to make these mouthwatering desserts. He explains how to do them with good instructions & tips to succeed. It makes a novice like me, be brilliant!
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Roux family genius 21 Dec 2011
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I totally love anything the Roux family do in cooking and of course Michel Roux senior is an absolute master. This book is no exception and is a wonderful addition to my cookbook collection - we are having the lime mousse for dessert this Christmas.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Full of information but a little cofusing... 18 Mar 2014
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I love this book but the lay out confuses me.
The amount of information and the recipes are easy to follow, great pictures.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Every dessert lover should buy this book 28 Nov 2013
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I can't wait to make some of these desserts! They all seem delicious. I also have the eggs and pastry book of the same series and they're excellent aswell.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Classic stuff 17 April 2013
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Another book in Michel Rouxs' excellent series. The book is divided into types of dessert e.g souffles, mousses, bavarois etc and there are general guidelines set out for each type of dessert, accompanied by super step by step photos. These are then followed by some fantastic recipes. A must have for trainee pastry chefs and enthusiastic amateurs alike.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Michel Roux does it again 15 Feb 2012
I received this book as a gift and was pleasantly surprised with its contents. I don't normally allow others to buy books for myself as I am picky with what type of cookery books I buy. This book is worth buying just for the dark chocolate and raspberry tart which he made on the recent Master Chef the Professionals but there are plenty other different ideas unlike some recipe books which are filled with the same old recipes. Well worth a look!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Hope they invite me to supper! 18 Nov 2013
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This is a welcome addition to the collection of cookery books that our son & daughter-in-law delight to use - inspiring our grandchildren to become chefs!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Just brilliant!
Another brilliant and very inspiring book by the Legend himself. So many tempting recipes to try and lots of advices. It's not "just" a cookery book. Brilliant book!
Published 5 months ago by Del
5.0 out of 5 stars Briiliant
another classic from an old master who never fails to impress the whole world of cooking,he just keeps going on and on
Published 6 months ago by Graham Williams
4.0 out of 5 stars Keep off if you want to be slim
Here are the seacrets to how to make desserts that rocks and you can not wait to make and then eat them
Published 10 months ago by odd lie
4.0 out of 5 stars A beautiful gift.
Buying one copy as a birthday gift, I could not resist one for myself too, as the recipes and photos are so tempting. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Elizabeth 64
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential in your cookbooks library!
This is a book of classic desserts. This is all about proper cooking&baking, perfect flavors and clean presentation, not about impressive designs and pretensions innovations. Read more
Published 12 months ago by From Glasgow
5.0 out of 5 stars DESSERTS
Published 12 months ago by Wendy Barrett
5.0 out of 5 stars An inspiring book
A great book with wonderful colour pictures which shows you what the finished dessert should look like. Good selection of recipes which don't fail.
Published 13 months ago by Mrs. Michelle Leder
5.0 out of 5 stars yum
lots of lovely easy to follow recipes and quite a few seen on masterchef challenges so that is interesting. highly recommended
Published 13 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book for reference or general use.
Very well illustrated and explanations of techniques are first rate a great read. Some great dishes and ideas. Recommended to friends and family.
Published 13 months ago by Craft bag
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