Gourmet Patisseries of Paris
An exquisitely photographed introduction to the great French tradition of baking—from the simple croissant to the light and flaky millefeuilles, drawn from the best pastry chefs in Paris. Temptations abound for the sweet tooth in Paris, from the hottest culinary trends to time-honored classics. Pâtisserie is an integral part of the city’s culinary tradition and the source...more
Hardcover, 160 pages
Published January 5th 2010 by Flammarion
(first published April 7th 2009)
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Read this at the bookstore this morning after brunch at a French bakery and a stroll at the farmer's market... Definitely brought me back to my summer in Paris and made me realize I need to go back because I haven't nearly sampled the best of the best yet. Gives addresses and information about specific patisseries, and includes a lot of the recipes they actually use there. I only wish there were fewer pictures and more recipes, as the photos took up the majority of the very expensive book and th...more
I received this book as a birthday gift and immediately read it from cover to cover. It is exactly as described, but the title is actually Paris Patisseries: History.Shops.Recipes. I loved reading the history of each type of pastry and the editorial comments about presentation in the individual patisseries discussed. I am lucky enough to have been to a few of the shops mentioned, which only made it sweeter. Dangerous reading, though, makes me want to skip off to Paris immediately and spend a mon...more
I picked this book up at the library for inspiration in making my miniature foods, and it certainly delivered. It's packed with gorgeous, full color photos of scrumptious-looking desserts, from macarons to Ladurée wedding cakes. I definitely wouldn't buy this book, but it's really fun to look through it and drool over the pictures.
OK, admittedly I did not read every word in this book. After the first chapter, I got a bit tired of how amazing everything was according to the author. That said, this is a beautiful book. The photography is gorgeous and I loved seeing a couple of places we either visited or walked by when in Paris.
The photographs of the French pastries are stunning. This book provides a brief and comprehensive look into the history of different pastries. It is not only a great book to put on display at home but also a great book to leaf through when you are in need of some food porn.