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Pfeiffer, Jacquy

Art of French Pastry: A Cookbook

Art of French Pastry: A Cookbook

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The definitive book on classic French pastry recipes from an award-winning pastry chef, star of the documentary Kings of Pastry, and cofounder of the renowned French Pastry School in Chicago. What does it take to make a flawless eclair? A delicate yet buttery croissant? To perfectly pipe dozens of macarons? All the answers are here in this comprehensive, easy-to-use, wonderfully written and gorgeously illustrated book of French pastry fundamentals. With a wealth of information on ingredients (how they react in various combinations, how different environments affect those reactions), equipment, and techniques, you will be able to start with the basics and learn how to make everything from pate a choux to pastry cream, from brioche to Black Forest Cake, from Vacherin to Croquembouche. Laced with charming, witty memories and anecdotes from a lifetime in pastry, Chef Pfeiffer will have you fully appreciating the hundreds of years of tradition that shaped these 75 recipes into the classics that we know, love, and--with the help of this wonderfully engaging and endlessly edifying book--can now prepare and serve to our friends and families over and over again. The Art of French Pastry is a master class from a master teacher.

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Prepare to be transported to the enchanting world of French pastry with Jacquy Pfeiffer's "The Art of French Pastry." This culinary masterpiece has left me absolutely elated and brimming with enthusiasm for the exquisite artistry of French desserts.

Pfeiffer's book is a true treasure trove for anyone passionate about the delicate and decadent world of pastries. From the moment you crack open its pages, you are swept away into a realm of sweet creations, precision, and the boundless joy of creating edible works of art.

What sets "The Art of French Pastry" apart is the author's unwavering dedication to his craft. With every page, Pfeiffer shares his profound knowledge and artistry, making the seemingly complex world of French pastry accessible and utterly enjoyable. His enthusiasm for teaching is infectious, and you'll find yourself eagerly diving into recipes that you might have once considered intimidating.

The recipes within this book are nothing short of divine. From the flakiest croissants to the creamiest crème brûlée, each dessert is presented with meticulous detail and clear instructions that guide you towards pastry perfection. The accompanying photography is a visual feast, igniting your passion to recreate these confections with your own hands.

But "The Art of French Pastry" isn't just a recipe book; it's a heartfelt journey into the soul of a pastry chef. Pfeiffer's personal stories and insights reveal the dedication and love that goes into crafting these delectable treats. He imparts the wisdom of generations, making you feel like you're learning from a true master of the craft.

What truly shines in this book is its celebration of the artistry and precision that French pastry demands. Pfeiffer's emphasis on technique and presentation elevates the experience of creating and enjoying these desserts to new heights. It's not just about the taste; it's about the beauty and joy of indulging in edible masterpieces.

"The Art of French Pastry" is a culinary triumph that will leave you ecstatic and eager to embark on your own pastry adventures. Whether you're a seasoned baker or a novice, this book will reignite your passion for creating sweet delights and open the door to the magical world of French patisserie. Jacquy Pfeiffer's commitment to preserving and sharing the art of pastry is both inspiring and heartwarming. It's a joyful celebration of creativity, craftsmanship, and the happiness that comes from savoring a perfectly crafted dessert. Bon appétit!


Experts Agree

Everyone will love this book because it's more than just a pastry chef giving his recipes--it teaches you about different techniques and ingredients. I've always known that Jacquy Pfeiffer is an incredible teacher and through this book you can learn so much from him.The Art of French Pastry is easy to follow and really a joy to go through and cook from.

--François Payard



The Art of French Pastry is a very personal collection of exceptional French pastry recipes collected over many years by Jacquy Pfeiffer, one of the most gifted and respected pastry teachers and chefs. This book is a distillation of all the experiences accumulated over a lifetime and Jacquy is guiding the reader through every technical step, just as if he were standing beside you in his pastry school, making sure that you're achieving a glorious result! The book is written in the language of memories and can affect your life wonderfully . . . it is a must-read for anyone who wants to understand the art of French pastry!

--Hubert Keller, Chef/Owner, Fleur de Lys, Fleur by Hubert Keller, and BurgerBar

Home Cooks Know

This will be my reference forever.

- Victoria

Home Cooks Know

FollowApril 24, 2019This book is quite possibly my favorite cookbook in my collection. I have increased my baking skills greatly thanks to this book. I now count croissants, eclairs and macarons in my repertoire. Not only is it a delight to read, it is truly like having a pastry teacher right by your side. I want to make every recipe in this book!! If I had more free time, I would have by now, haha. Jacquy Pfeiffer's instructions are incredibly detailed. He describes the look, feel and sometimes even sound of things at different steps in the process. I read the recipe multiple times and take notes for quick reference during the process. My first try of everything out of this book so far has been passable in my eyes (and perfectly delicious according to friends and family) and then spectacular and right on the mark the second time and beyond. From there I feel free to experiment with different flavorings. I enjoy that learning process, and with this book it has been fun and rewarding. I think I will try the mille feuille next. I sincerely hope he publishes more books!!

- Allison

Home Cooks Know

I checked this out from the library looking for some info on baking. I didn't expect to find something so Incredibly detailed and beautiful. I rarely purchase cookbooks for my own library but this one is already on its way to me.

- Angela