The recipes do the rest. Yard has included a wide range of sweets that either polish old favorites--see her Black-and-White Cookies (from Brooklyn days) and Flourless Chocolate Cake with Meringue Topping (a London creation)--or that invent in ways both enticing and doable. Formulas like Buttermilk Cheesecake; Rhubarb, Apple, and Fennel Crumble; or Concord Grape Soufflés give some idea of her imaginative range, which is, however, always tethered to practicality and good taste. New and seasoned cooks alike will also appreciate her technical niceties (for example, to help soufflés rise, smear butter upwards when greasing mold sides), as well as Sherri's Secrets (for pithless citrus segments, dip them first in cold water then scrape with the back of a knife). With a tempting-in-itself section on basics like Creamy Caramel Sauce, and dozens of color photos, this is a special baking book in every way. --Arthur Boehm
When I first purchased this book, I read it cover to cover.
This is such a fun cookbook, I love the anecdotes that are included with each recipe and how the book is a delicious timeline narrative of pastry HEAVEN.
This book is a must have for any aspiring pastry chef and/or regular joe looking to bake.
Content is the same. There is that old adage "You get what you pay for" and I did. The book was used and a little worn/torn when I received. It was delivered quickly. Read morePublished 7 months ago by elle
I regret buying this book, simply because most of the ingredients mentioned this baking book are way too expensive! Some of the recipes are easy to follow and delicious.Published 11 months ago by Tammy Bragg
You can never be too old to learn more about baking. This book is beautiful, interesting, and very informative. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Jo N
I loved her other book allot, so I bought this one as well. Its a pretty good cook book, however, there really isn't that many deserts in it I would make, just not my cup of tea I... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Baker Man
We love this cookbook. From the Campton Place pancakes to her Chocolate Chip Cookies this cookbook is absolutely amazing. Read morePublished 16 months ago by D. Child
This is one of the most beautiful written and visual pastry books I have ever seen. I bought another for a gift!Published 18 months ago by pxn
Let me start by saying I'm an experienced baker and that I actually liked her first book, but unfortunately some of the recipes in this one don't work. Read morePublished on August 17, 2012 by Baking Mom
I sat down with this book and a handful of post-its, intending to flag recipes for later. I ran out of stickies; there is nothing in this book that I wouldn't make. And eat. Twice. Read morePublished on May 26, 2012 by J. Jackson
The cookbook's content is fabulous. When the book came it was out of shape and I have had to press it between many books hoping that I can straighten it out. Read morePublished on February 26, 2012 by Ms. Phyllis G. Davis