11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
Very informative, not very visual,
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This review is from: The Advanced Professional Pastry Chef: Advanced Baking and Pastry Techniques (Hospitality) (Hardcover)
This book is massive and well worth the money, there's loads of fab recipes to create some spectacular and complicated desserts. There are also loads of explanations and chef's tips. Unfortunately I was really dissapointed at the lack of photos and diagrams...some of the desserts are so complicated it's difficult to visualise them without some help. I'd reproduce this book with some more step by step diagrams. Also, the (few)photos that are in the book are all clumped together and miles away from the corresponding recipe, I'd like to see the recipe's and photos together. I understand that the photographic paper is thicker and there are so many pages in this book it would be a foot thick if it was all printed on glossy paper - but surely these flimsy pages will tear so easily? I'd sooner have paid a bit more or had the book split into 2 volumes.
Mone the less, this is a very exciting book and I still love it.