Book of Tarts Hardcover – 29 Jun 1995
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Showcasing forty seasonal creations from the City Bakery, a pastry chef combines traditional French pastry with American imagination in uncomplicated recipes.
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One can tell that Rubin enjoys his art, and is very proficient at it. His humor and talent show from his culinary acknowledged beginnings of Pop-tarts, then from ABC Sports to cookbook reading in libraries! This book is lively and informative and creative and great eating tarts!
Applying all his French learning with his creative touch led to City Bakery fame. His desire for quality and seasonal menus breathed life into his enterprise and this resultant cookbook. How neat that he has shared all that work and development with us who like to whip up a tart every now and then. This work will greatly aid!
What is neat is that his goal of making simplistic tart recipes so that new employees could achieve the high quality he wanted is achieved for us home pastry types. Here they are seasonally offered after a just unbelievable primer on Tarts 101. Ingredients, equipment, then tart dough recipes and procedures, as well as decorating and chocolate tips. One can see why the likes of Barker likes this one!
The creativity displayed here in recipe design and photo of most makes this one a real keeper/user! Feast your tartloving eyes on the likes of: Champagne Peach Tart with Vanilla Sugar; Ricotta Cheese Tart with Summer Fruits/Flowers; Lime Cream in A Candied Ginger Crust; Sake-Spiked Plum Tart with Ginger; Zinfandel-Marinated Cherries with Cocoa; Square Pear Peg Tart; Grapes with Hazelnuts; Vanilla Bean Creme Brulee Tart; White Chocolate Cream with Raspberry in a Hazelnut Crust.
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