Laduree : Sucre: The Recipes

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From biscuits to cakes, and from tarts to pastries, the classics of the House of Laduree are unveiled in this beautifully photographed collection of recipes. Even the world-famous macaroon reveals its secrets! Within these pages, you will find a tantalising array of refined flavours and enchanting colours: powder pink, vibrant lilac and Laduree's trademark pastel green ... where the delicious combines with the exquisite for the delight of all gourmets. The wonderful story of Laduree began in 1862, when Louis Ernest Laduree opened a bakery in the very heart of Paris at 16, rue Royale. During this era, the neighborhood surrounding the Madeleine was rapidly developing into one of the capital's most important and elegant business districts. The most prestigious artisans in French luxury goods had already taken up residence there. At the beginning of the 20th century, Jeanne Souchard, Ernest Laduree's wife, thought of combining distinct styles: the Parisian cafe and pastry shop. With this, one of the very first Parisian tea salons was born. It was in 1993 that this "sleeping beauty" with still untapped potential was taken over by David Holder and his father Francis Holder. With the opening of the Laduree restaurant and tea salon on the Champs Elysees in 1997, decorated by Jacques Garcia, this true institution became one of the top addresses for Parisian gourmandises. Boutiques in Printemps' Grand Magasin and on Paris' left bank followed, as did the beginning of the international adventure with openings in London, Geneva and Tokyo.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 392 pages
  • 155 x 164 x 42mm | 920g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Illustrated in colour throughout
  • 1902686713
  • 9781902686714
  • 15,528

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For everybody, who visited the Ladurée pastry shop in Paris or all over the word, is this book must have. Just the first look on golden pages and special smooth desk remeber you all glamorous of Paris! I love it!show more
by Jakub Stach
This is the eponymously-titled dessert book from the Laduree Patisserie in Paris, France. The book is packaged in Laduree's trademark pastel green box and looks like a box of macarons from the famed patisserie. Packaging and presentation are this boutique bakery's strong point. The book lies in its box wrapped carefully in a layer of delicate lavender tissue and in between its green pastel velveteen (!) cover lies an enchanted collection of eye-candy dessert recipes. So typically Laduree and so typically Parisian. This edition is published in Great Britain by Scriptum Editions and is in English so don't worry, sweet-toothed English-only readers rejoice, you won't need to translate. There is another edition available so make sure you are purchasing the correct edition for your needs. There are more than just macaron recipes in this book. There are eclairs and tarts and page after page of glorious Parisian goodies but keep in mind that rustic French Country baking this is not. It's creams, glazes, custards and delicate, pretty pastries all the way. There is even a chapter devoted to fancy drinks that one might expect from the Laduree menu. This book would make a perfect gift for anyone longing for a souvenir of the sweet-laden windows of the Laduree salons or for someone who appreciates their desserts delicate, chic and quintessentially European. Beautiful photography, beautiful packaging. One only hopes the recipes will hold up to the book's presentation. 5 Stars for presentation. Stay tuned for a review update on the more
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