Professional Pastry Chef: WITH The Making of a Pastry Chef

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Shares recipes for pastries, tarts, breads, cakes, meringues, cookies, custards, mousses, souffles, frozen desserts, sauces, and decorations, and discusses ingredients and special equipment

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The Professional Pastry Chef Third Edition Bo Friberg The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone A longtime favorite of pastry lovers and serious chefs worldwide, this comprehensive specialty cookbook has grown to nearly 1,200 pages and is presented in a larger, simplified format that is much easier to use. The third edition of The Professional Pastry Chef offers over one thousand tempting recipes that range from classical to contemporary favorites. Here is a complete guide to the preparation and elegant presentation of an abundance of pastries and desserts including breads, cakes, cookies, tarts, petits fours, croissant and Danish, mousses, soufflés, ice creams, sorbets, and candies. Instructions for every recipe have been revised and rewritten to make them as comprehensible and easy to follow as possible, and all feature both U.S. and metric measures for each ingredient. The third edition of The Professional Pastry Chef has added up-to-the-minute coverage of technical advances in pastry making. You'll find techniques that employ such tools as silicone baking mats, stencils, silkscreens, and acetate or polyurethane strips, enabling you to make high-tech, nouvelle creations. The Light Desserts chapter now offers twice as many selections that will please your palate, your heart, and your waistline, plus, a new chapter on American and European Country Desserts has been added in response to the rebirth of these classics across the nation. Each recipe-thoroughly tested by the author and thousands of his students-has been refined to perfection and is virtually foolproof. In new recipe introductions, Master Pastry Chef Bo Friberg carefully explains the proper blending of ingredients, use of pastry equipment, alternate presentations, ingredient substitutions, and professional techniques to produce professional results. The origin and history of the classics are also revealed. New photographs are a feast for the eyes as well as the imagination. More than 150 color photographs and 450 step-by-step illustrations help you build confidence as you master each technique. And with the aid of life-size templates that can be copied directly from the book, you can create tulip shells, chocolate and fondant ornaments, dessert cases, cast sugar showpieces, and chocolate or marzipan decorations. In addition to the complete assembly of recipes, the book contains professional guidance, instruction, and information on:
* Pastry ingredients and equipment, including quality determination, usage, storage, and origin
* Plate presentations utilizing sprayed and piped chocolate, sauce painting, stencils, and caramelized sugar ornaments
* Conversion tables, equivalency tables, and high altitude baking adjustments
* Nutritional analysis of the recipes in the Light Desserts chapter
Far more than just a compendium of specialty recipes, The Professional Pastry Chef, Third Edition, is a comprehensive reference on all aspects of the art of baking and pastry. It is no surprise that this definitive work has become an essential, all-in-one sourcebook for professional pastry chefs, apprentices, students, and pastry enthusiasts everywhere. From San Francisco Sourdough Loaves to Caramel Boxes with Caramel-Macadamia Nut Mousse, you'll turn out perfect results every time under the guidance of Master Pastry Chef Bo Friberg.

About the Author :

About the Author Bo Friberg is a Certified Master Pastry Chef with over 40 years of professional experience in the industry. In 1995, Chef Friberg was selected as a member of the opening team at The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone, where he is currently an instructor. Chef Friberg graduated from the Confectionery Association School of Sweden and holds a degree as a Master Confectioner. He has worked in both small shops and large retail and wholesale operations in the United States and Europe, and was pastry chef for Swedish American Lines Cruise Ships. In addition, he has demonstrated the art of pastry making on three television shows including the highly acclaimed public television series Cooking Secrets of The CIA, Cooking at the Academy, and NBC's Today Show, and he has spent 17 years teaching all levels of students at the California Culinary Academy where he was again part of the school's opening faculty team. Chef Friberg has received awards and honors for his work in Europe and in the United States. He has received gold medals on two occasions at the Culinary Arts Exhibit of the Pacific Coast.

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