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Pierre Herme Pastries Hardcover – 1 Mar 2012

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Stewart, Tabori & Chang Inc (1 Mar. 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1584799455
  • ISBN-13: 978-1584799450
  • Product Dimensions: 27.9 x 3.2 x 23.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 561,060 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Pierre Hermit began his career at the age of 14 as an apprentice to Gaston Lenotre and quickly became Fauchon's master pastry chef. After taking his skill to Laduree he opened his own line of pastry shops in Tokyo and Paris. He has published numerous books. Laurent Fau has worked as an independent photographer for the past 25 years, specialising in beauty and food. He photographs for famous international brands, including Hermes and the Hotel de Crillon.


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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Vivienne N. on 20 Aug. 2012
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WOW! This book is good enough to EAT! Everything in here is so pretty and contrary to what I initially thought, is pretty managable to do at home. Very happy with this book and I would recommend it to anyone who would like to challenge themselves to make high-end desserts.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Minh on 10 Nov. 2012
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A beautiful book contains all the best and classic French desserts, very easy to read and follow. So far I have only tried the madeleines and they come out perfect. I can almost bake everything in this book only if my waist line permitted.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Tamal Ray on 25 Nov. 2012
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This is a beautiful book with plenty to inspire the avid home baker. However, it is unfortunately littered with errors that limit it's practical use in the kitchen (have a look at some of the reviews from amazon.com). As some of these recipes will eat up a significant chunk of time and money you want to be certain that they'll actually work.

A revised edition has now been released. I have yet to get a copy myself; would anyone who's purchased it be kind enough to say if adequate corrections have been made to warrant a purchase?
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Having just finished making the Montebello cake that I tried at Pierre Herme's shop back in Paris i'm delighted to say that the results matched the flavour and aroma of that cake back in the French capital.

The book itself is stunning in its presentation and photography, with recipes this technical its always good to have a clear picture of what you are trying to achieve.

This isn't a book for pastry novices but with confidence and baking know-how you can create some of the finest cakes gracing the shelves of French patisseries around the world such is Herme's reputation.

My only slight criticism of the book would be the obvious translation from French to English but its not too tricky to work out, things such as 'crème patissiere powder' (custard powder) and vanilla bean (vanilla pod) etc

Purchasing this book could just be the best thing you ever do.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By J. Borg on 5 Sept. 2013
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alot of the items on this book where a repetition of the desserts on his previous book. but if u dont have any of his previous books its a good buy
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The book include a lot of original and delicious receipts from world-known chef. All of them is possible to make at home and get a good result. The book has clear explanation how to achieve a goal.
The book has very beautiful photos and it's pleasure to read this boor.
Each pastry which was prepared by Pierre Herme's receipts gives you an unforgettable taste sensation.
I highly recommend this book!
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By Jennifer Pols on 26 May 2013
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HIs step by step methods are great. Just do exactly what he says and with lots of practice it might look like the photo
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By Kentish Man on 30 Jan. 2014
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Great book by a great French patissiere - a legend in France, now becoming known here - a must for those interested
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