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4.0 out of 5 stars
Excellent But Challenging, 14 Oct. 2010
After spending a business trip in Paris I developed a desire to learn patisserie and this was just another book to develop ideas and techniques. The book is split into two main sections; the first shows the finished products and brings together four different deserts on a plate. The second section provides the details on how to create the individual elements or building blocks to create the former. The book is of American origin and for me some of the ingredients needed research to understand the UK equivalents - a minor problem. The recipes themselves are not simple and require significant time to prepare. The book is a pleasure to read and value for money even as something to flick through but the recipes need some serious commitment and time to achieve ....