The Sweet Life in Paris( Delicious Adventures in the World’s Most Glorious–And Perplexing–City)[SWEET LIFE IN PARIS][Paperback]

The Sweet Life in Paris( Delicious Adventures in the World’s Most Glorious–And Perplexing–City)[SWEET LIFE IN PARIS][Paperback]

The Sweet Life in Paris( Delicious Adventures in the World's Most Glorious--And Perplexing--City)[SWEET LIFE IN PARIS][Paperback]

Title: The Sweet Life in Paris( Delicious Adventures in the World’s Most Glorious–And Perplexing–City) <>Binding: Paperback <>Author: DavidLebovitz <>Publisher: BroadwayBooks

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The Art of French Pastry

The Art of French Pastry

The Art of French Pastry

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Winner of  the 2014 James Beard Award for Best Cookbook, Dessert & Baking

What does it take to perfect a flawless éclair? A delicate yet buttery croissant? To pipe dozens of macarons? The answer is: an intimate knowledge of the fundamentals of pastry. In The Art of French Pastry award-winning pastry chef Jacquy Pfeiffer, cofounder of the renowned French Pastry School in Chicago, gives you just that.

By teaching you how to make everything from pâte à choux to pastry cream, Pfeiffer builds on the basics until you have an understanding of the science behind the ingredients used, how they interact with one another, and what your hands have to do to transform them into pastry. This yields glorious results! Expect to master these techniques and then indulge in exquisite recipes, such as:
 
·      brioche
·      napoléons / Mille-Feuilles
·      cream puffs
·      Alsatian cinnamon rolls / chinois
·      lemon cream tart with meringue teardrops
·      elephant ears / palmiers
·      black forest cake
·      beignets
 
as well as some traditional Alsatian savory treats, including:
 
·    Pretzels
·    Kougelhof
·    Tarte Flambée
·    Warm Alsatian Meat Pie
 
Pastry is all about precision, so Pfeiffer presents us with an amazing wealth of information—lists of necessary equipment, charts on how ingredients react in different environments, and the precise weight of ingredients in grams, with a look at their equivalent in U.S. units—which will help you in all aspects of your cooking.

But in order to properly enjoy your “just desserts,” so to speak; you will also learn where these delicacies originated. Jacquy Pfeiffer comes from a long line of pastry chefs and has been making these recipes since he was a child working in his father’s bakery in Alsace. Sprinkled with funny, charming memories from a lifetime in pastry, this book will have you fully appreciating the hundreds of years of tradition that shaped these recipes into the classics that we know and love, and can now serve to our friends and families over and over again.

The Art of French Pastry, full of gorgeous photography and Pfeiffer’s accompanying illustrations, is a master class in pastry from a master teacher.

Featured Recipes from The Art of French Pastry

Christmas Sables
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Ganache
Download the recipe for Ganache

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French Classics Made Easy by Grausman, Richard [Workman Publishing Company, 2011] (Paperback) Revised, Updated Edition [Paperback]

French Classics Made Easy by Grausman, Richard [Workman Publishing Company, 2011] (Paperback) Revised, Updated Edition [Paperback]

French Classics Made Easy by Grausman, Richard [Workman Publishing Company, 2011] (Paperback) Revised, Updated Edition [Paperback]

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Huckleberry: Stories, Secrets, and Recipes From Our Kitchen

Huckleberry: Stories, Secrets, and Recipes From Our Kitchen

Huckleberry: Stories, Secrets, and Recipes From Our Kitchen

Every once in a while, a cookbook comes along that simply knocks me out. Their book is filled with wonderful tips about life and baking but what inspires me most is that I want to make every single recipe in this book! – Ina Garten

“Everything in generosity” is the motto of Zoe Nathan, the big-hearted baker behind Santa Monica’s favorite neighborhood bakery and breakfast spot, Huckleberry Bakery & Café. This irresistible cookbook collects more than 115 recipes and more than 150 color photographs, including how-to sequences for mastering basics such as flaky dough and lining a cake pan. Huckleberry’s recipes span from sweet (rustic cakes, muffins, and scones) to savory (hot cereals, biscuits, and quiche). True to the healthful spirit of Los Angeles, these recipes feature whole-grain flours, sesame and flax seeds, fresh fruits and vegetables, natural sugars, and gluten-free and vegan options—and they always lead with deliciousness. For bakers and all-day brunchers, Huckleberry will become the cookbook to reach for whenever the craving for big flavor strikes.

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30 Minute French Meals

30 Minute French Meals

30 Minute French Meals

Introduction: Cooking in a Time of Crisis

I know, cookbooks are supposed to be light-hearted. They should conjure images of sitting around your dining table, laughing and talking with family and friends until late in the night. Good times. And this cookbook is about that. But I would be dishonest if I pretended that all is well with France and French cooking. The sad truth is the post-2008 economic landscape has changed the French as a people, how they live, how they eat, and what they eat.

So the recipes here will not hearken back to the halcyon days of ‘Les Trente Glorieuses’,The Glorious Thirty years between 1945 and 1975 when (aside from the aftermath of the war) French cooking, like the French middle class, was at its apogee. Instead, I’m offering a snapshot of cooking in France today, 2015.

Your average French person spends half his life commuting, so when he gets home, the last thing he wants to do is spend hours cooking bœuf bourguignon. That’s why I’ve made a cookbook with modern French recipes that only take about 30 minutes.

In compiling these recipes, I’ve drawn from the experiences I had when I lived in Paris, but I’m just one person. So more broadly, I’ve combed through hundreds of recipes from the most popular French cooking blogs and analyzed menus from restaurants in Paris where the ingredients are organic and the focus is on quality and simplicity. You’ll find recipes you can easily recreate at home for yourself, your family, and your friends, all in around 30 minutes.

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Buvette: The Pleasure of Good Food

Buvette: The Pleasure of Good Food

Buvette: The Pleasure of Good Food

The best of French Bistro cooking–simple yet sophisticated tastes–by the owner and chef of the celebrated New York restaurant.

BUVETTE: The Pleasure of Good Food

BUVETTE will celebrate and capitalize on the trend of informal eating and simple entertaining, but with delicious flair. Jody Williams, owner of Buvette restaurant, shows the home cook how to create casual, polished meals without spending a lot of money or time. She has a certain aesthetic that is a combination of Italian and French bistro cooking in that she uses sophisticated taste combinations, but prepared in simple ways to make unforgettable dishes. A comfortable and interesting table will make your meals a pleasure and Williams offers suggestions for using varied plates (from your shelves or the flea market) and helps you think creatively about serving food, like scooping ice cream into a tea cup, or serving chocolate mousse in a silver tablespoon.

There will be recipes like Ricotta Fritters, Carrot Spoon Bread, Shaved Brussels Sprouts with Pecorino and Walnuts, Potato Chips with Rosemary Salt, Scallops with Caper Brown Butter, Ratatouille, Roasted Heirloom Apples Stuffed with Pork Sausage, Chocolate on a Spoon, and her special Tarte Tatin. There will be sections on Aperitifs and Cocktails and Coffees and Teas. Also included will be 25 sidebars that offer useful tips on everything from building a bar to removing wine stains. With gorgeous photography and surprisingly simple recipes, this will be the book cooks will turn to again and again.

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French Roots: Two Cooks, Two Countries, and the Beautiful Food along the Way

French Roots: Two Cooks, Two Countries, and the Beautiful Food along the Way

French Roots: Two Cooks, Two Countries, and the Beautiful Food along the Way

A narratively rich cookbook of French and Californian recipes from longtime Chez Panisse executive chef Jean-Pierre Moulle and his wife, Denise Moulle.

 Jean-Pierre and Denise Moullé met on a street corner in Berkeley, California, in 1980; six months later they were married. French Roots is the story of their lives told through the food they cook—beginning with the dishes of old-world France, the couple’s birthplace, and focusing on the simple, pared-down preparations of French food common in the postwar period. The story then travels to the San Francisco Bay Area in the 1970s, where Jean-Pierre was appointed executive chef at Chez Panisse when California cuisine was just emerging as a distinctive and important style, and where Denise began importing French wine. Finally, the journey follows the couple to their homes in Sonoma, California, and Bordeaux to revisit the classic dishes of the Moullés’ native country and hone the forgotten skills of foraging, hunting, and preserving. 

Exquisitely written, with recipes that are innovative and timeless, insights on cooking and thinking like a chef, and an insider’s guide to the wines of Bordeaux, French Roots is much more than a cookbook—it’s a guide to living the good life.

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A Boat, a Whale & a Walrus: Menus and Stories

A Boat, a Whale & a Walrus: Menus and Stories

A Boat, a Whale & a Walrus: Menus and Stories

One of the country’s most acclaimed chefs, Renee Erickson is a James-Beard nominated chef and the owner of several Seattle restaurants: The Whale Wins, Boat Street Café, The Walrus and the Carpenter, and Barnacle. This luscious cookbook is perfect for anyone who loves the fresh seasonal food of the Pacific Northwest. Defined by the bounty of the Puget Sound region, as well as by French cuisine, this cookbook is filled with seasonal, personal menus like Renee’s Fourth of July Crab Feast, Wild Foods Dinner, and a fall pickling party. Home cooks will cherish Erickson’s simple yet elegant recipes such as Roasted Chicken with Fried Capers and Preserved Lemons, Harissa-Rubbed Roasted Lamb, and Molasses Spice Cake. Renee Erickson’s food, casual style, and appreciation of simple beauty is an inspiration to readers and eaters in the Pacific Northwest and beyond.

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