WINNER Cookbook of the Year (the highest cookbook honor from the Interanational Association of Cooking Professionals)
WINNER Best Cookbook in the "Bread, Other Baking and Sweets" Category, IACP
"So arrestingly comprehensive that it redefines definitive....No cookbook shelf will be complete without it." —Quill & Quire
"This whopping cookbook is one of the best investments anyone interested in baking could make." —Calgary Sun
FOR EVERYONE WHO'S EVER BEEN STUMPED by a problem while baking or has had a question about an ingredient, a piece of equipment or the best technique, here are all the answers in one essential reference, along with recipes to please every baker and results to please every taste.
—More than 250 pages detail the unique qualities of 700 baker's ingredients and how to use them to best advantage.
—Short on a certain ingredient? Missing the right-size baking pan? Consult one of the 50-plus pages of extraordinarily informative substitution and troubleshooting charts and lists.
—Learn the art of layering flavors, using different forms of the same ingredient in one dessert. Move beyond carrots in baking to experience the larger world of sweet vegetables. Pair flavors to create depth, complexity and inspired variations.
—More than 150 recipes from the pastry chef's home kitchen, all flavorful, all sumptuous, all doable.