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- More About The Sweet Life by Kate Zuckerman; Tina RuppOverview
Created by the award-winning pastry chef at New York City's renowned Chanterelle restaurant, this dessert cookbook offers delightful recipes for a plethora of sweet treats--from tarts and cakes to custards, souffls, and frozen desserts. 50 full-color photos. 15 line drawings.Details
- ISBN-13: 0821257447
- ISBN-10: 0821257447
- Publisher: Bulfinch Press
- Publish Date: October 2006
- Page Count: 224
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- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page 54.
- Review Date: 2006-06-05
- Reviewer: Staff
Zuckerman, pastry chef at New York's famed Chanterelle restaurant, combines aesthetics and science in this appetizing look at the hows and whys of baking. Providing detailed instruction throughout, she guides the cook through the process of creating the dessert while explaining the chemical reactions taking place when ingredients interact. Zuckerman details the intricacies of tart making, offering a variety of standard recipes such as hazelnut, sweet and flaky. Her selections of cakes are enticing, with her Goat Cheesecake Enrobed in Hazelnut Brittle bordering on the sublime. Throughout, she elucidates the basics—e.g., why some cookie recipes require additional baking soda and how an acid aids in the foaming of egg whites. Zuckerman also offers a wealth of cookie recipes and a mouth-watering array of custards, puddings, crèmes and mousses. Soufflé-making techniques are explained so simply that even the baking novice will feel empowered to make an attempt. Zuckerman also devotes sections to ice creams and frozen desserts, roasted fruits and edible garnishes. Highly recommended for all skill levels, this collection is a must-have for anyone who cooks. 70 photos. (Sept.)