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Comprehensive and Authentic,
This review is from: The Art of French Baking (Hardcover)
One of the joys of my holidays in France has been the chance to sample the wonders of the many patisseries that are to be found in every village and town. Finding a book that encompasses all the regional varieties and specialities is not easy and whilst this is not the complete encyclopaedia of French baking, it is probably as close as you are going to get (and more than you will ever need.
It is a very cleanly presented book - clear instructions and ingredients that are readily available. There isn't a photograph for every recipe - but I can live with that. The glory of the book is the fact that you have hundreds of recipes - some very simple, some more complicated - but all very authentic and enough to keep a keen baker in the kitchen for many, many months.
I think any baker would be delighted to have this as part of their collection - it is one of those essential reference guides that you will return to on many occasions.