The Art of French Pastry.pdf
Jacquy Pfeiffer's is the Academic Dean for Student Affairs at The French Pastry School, widely considered one of the leading pastry institutions in the world. His career began with an apprenticeship at the famous Jean Clauss Pâtisserie in Strasbourg, Alsace. In 1995, he cofounded The French Pastry School in Chicago with Chef Sébastien Canonne. He has placed in many of world's most prestigious pastry competitions; was named one of the Top Ten Pastry Chefs in America by Chocolatier and Pastry Art & Design for two consecutive years; was inducted into l' Académie Culinaire de France, and into the Dessert Professional's Pastry Hall of Fame and The Chicago Culinary Museum's Chefs Hall of Fame. In 2009, he was featured in Kings of Pastry, a documentary by D. A. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus, and in 2012, he was named Chevalier des Palmes académiques, the highest honor an educator can receive from the French Minister of Education.
The definitive book on classic French pastry recipes from an award-winning pastry chef, star of the documentary Kings of Pastry, and cofounder of the renowned French Pastry School in Chicago.
What does it take to make a flawless éclair? A delicate yet buttery croissant? To perfectly pipe dozens of macarons? All the answers are here in this comprehensive, easy-to-use, wonderfully written and gorgeously illustrated book of French pastry fundamentals. With a wealth of information on ingredients (how they react in various combinations, how different environments affect those reactions), equipment, and techniques, you will be able to start with the basics and learn how to make everything from pâte à choux to pastry cream, from brioche to Black Forest Cake, from Vacherin to Croquembouche. Laced with charming, witty memories and anecdotes from a lifetime in pastry, Chef Pfeiffer will have you fully appreciating the hundreds of years of tradition that shaped these 75 recipes into the classics that we know, love, and--with the help of this wonderfully engaging and endlessly edifying book--can now prepare and serve to our friends and families over and over again. The Art of French Pastry is a master class from a master teacher.