Scattered throughout this delightful book are whimsical illustrations and beautifully written stories about each of Greenspan's favorite pastry shops and the chefs who created them. Some of their recipes, such as Boulangerie Poilane's sweet, buttery, bite-size cookies called Punishments, are quick and easy enough for even a novice baker. And with Greenspan's clear, step-by-step, detailed instructions, Robert Linxe's Grandmother's Creamy Chocolate Cake, an elegant fudgy decadence, and Poujauran's rich, nutty-flavored Financiers, become child's play. Greenspan manages to demystify even the complicated multilayered Opera Cake from Dalloyau.
From the most perfect Crème Brulee and Coffee Eclairs to the stunning Fresh Strawberry and Marshmallow Tart, made with homemade strawberry marshmallows, Greenspan will have you torn between making Paris Sweets at home and going there yourself. And in case you can do both, she's included all the addresses you need. --Leora Y. Bloom
This is a book that you just want to read and drool over. I have not made a single thing from it but have marked many things and one day I'll get around to it. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Lynn E
Great book , enriching knowledge of the great ones who make french pastries what they are today. This book is really helpful I wish it had pictures.Published 4 months ago by Mohamad Itani
This books is as much memoir and love letter to the bakeries in Paris as it is baking book. That's actually what I love about it - recipes, but with lots of back story, and... Read morePublished 5 months ago by C.S.
A highly readable romp through the pastries of Paris, told by an acknowledged expert. Recommended for anyone enjoying the delights of Parisian life through the eyes of an... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Michael Coffman
This cookbook is like armchair travel. I have made the Opera Cake, which serves 16 but also freezes beautifully and tastes absolutely divine. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Pamela DiMuzio
My daughter has hit the Paris phase of life and thought she would like to try french cooking. After reviewing several books we chose this one and its great .Published 9 months ago by sue gold