Sweet Magic

Sweet Magic : Easy Recipes for Delectable Desserts

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From popular pastry chef Michel Richard, author of Happy in the Kitchen, comes Sweet Magic--a gorgeous, hand-illustrated primer of classic and innovative dessert recipes. Winner of multiple James Beard Awards and an acknowledged pastry genius whom Thomas Keller called "one of the great practitioners of the culinary arts in America" Michel Richard is on a mission to help you improve your dessert technique--and he's got the stuff to help serious bakers perform Sweet Magic over and over again!
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Product details

  • Hardback | 209 pages
  • 187.96 x 233.68 x 25.4mm | 635.03g
  • HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • HarperCollins
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 0061928216
  • 9780061928215
  • 1,737,558

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cheerful, perfect-to-make-on-a-Sunday-afternoon recipes and American classics including cherry pie, apple pie, and chocolate chip cookies, have their place alongside French favorites such as crepes, meringues, and ?clairs in this delightful and timeless title that feels like a small but worthy indulgence. --Publishers Weekly"
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Long before award-winning chef Michel Richardmade his first cote de boeuf or prepared hisfirst foie gras terrine, he was a pastry chef. InLos Angeles, pastry lovers lined up outside his bakeshopon Wilshire Boulevard, waiting to enjoy the breadsand treats they'd heard were the best in town, maybeeven better than anything in Paris. Now, in this outstandingcollection, the superstar chef returns to hisfirst love, the food that made him famous--desserts.

Here are mouthwatering, foolproof recipes forAmerican favorites such as pecan pie and poundcake; Richard's personal inventions, such as FloatingIslands with Melted Chocolate Morsels and the "coffeecloud"; reinvented French classics, such as profiterolesand the Christmas log (buche de Noel); fruitfavorites, including tarts and Pavlovas; and, of course, plenty of cookies.

Going beyond traditional cookbooks, Sweet Magicshares Richard's insights into the thinking and craftbehind every aspect of dessert, with brief essaysthat explore, explain, and entice--highlighted by thechef's own playful illustrations.

Creating exquisite dishes with only a few simpleingredients--butter, eggs, sugar, flour, chocolate--demands the instincts of an artist and the soul of amagician. Sweet Magic will unlock the inner dessertwizard in every home chef, guiding both newcomersand old hands past common missteps, to seduce themost flavor and texture from every ingredient.
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