I didn't buy the book to place on my coffee table, though that might be exactly where it winds up.
Top recommendation - no one else, to my knowledge, has made such a book - one dedicated to the visual beauty of pastry, the purity of this French art form.
Life is fleeting, have less so you can enjoy the best, nobody ever said on their death bed "Thank God I shopped at Walmart all of these years".
Not really a recipe book but more a history behind the Parisian Patisserie Boutiques. Great insightsPublished 23 days ago by BRuno Elsier
THIS IS A BEAUTIFUL BOOK. However, I would not recommend this to people looking for lots of recipes/details on making pastries. Read morePublished 20 months ago by E-LO
I wanted to love this book; really, I did. It was on Amazon.com back order, and every passing day made me pine all the more for its delivery. Read morePublished on December 28, 2010 by Susan G. Dunlap
It was the first book ever that I dared to buy sight unseen before it came out. Why? Published by Flammarion, you are assured of good content, although the original French... Read morePublished on August 7, 2010 by jj31fr
I feel the book is really great and unfortunately I have to cancel it because it will not reach me on time. I'm not sure why it took so long for my book to be shipped. Read morePublished on July 9, 2010 by Tina
I was disappointed in this purchase and will consider returning to Amazon. I fell in love with the French pastry shops on my trips to Paris and was looking for a great recipe book... Read morePublished on March 18, 2010 by Jenni M. Parks
First of all I must agree this is a beautiful coffee table book of pastry shops in Paris. Several of which I visited on my trip there several years ago. Read morePublished on January 23, 2010 by Richard