The Pastry Chef's Apprentice: An Insider's Guide to Creating and Baking Sweet Confections and Pastries, Taught by the Masters

By Mitch Stamm

For plenty of humans, pastries, truffles, candies, and goodies come able to consume correct from the grocer. If they're fortunate, an area bakery or chocolate store satisfies the community's candy enamel. Few humans imagine they've got the ability or the time to take on anything as likely complex and time-consuming as selfmade pastry. In The Pastry Chef's Apprentice, writer Mitch Stamm simplifies a culinary school's middle pastry curriculum and teaches the reader simply how quick you could cross from sifting and stirring to spectacular.

The masters featured in The Pastry Chef’s Apprentice teach vintage pastry talents, resembling caramel, pate a choux, tart crusts, and extra, to the novice nutrients fanatic. via broad, varied profiles of skilled specialists plus totally illustrated tutorials and scrumptious recipes, the reader will get insider entry to real-life cooks, bakers, culinary teachers, and more.

With those new skills—or simply the opportunity to revisit their outdated standards—everyone from informal chefs to committed epicures will examine dozens of recent how one can take their kitchen abilities to the subsequent level.

Featured cooks include:

— Laurent Branlard, united states: restaurateur and government Pastry Chef on the Swan and Dolphin motels at Disney World
— Frederic Deshayes, France: leader Pastry & Bakery teacher at At-Sunrice GlobalChef Academy
— Thaddeus Dubois, united states: former White condo govt Pastry Chef and Culinary Mentor
— Robert Ellinger, UK/USA: proprietor of Baked to Perfection, founding father of the Guild of Baking and Pastry Arts, and overseas pastry festival judge
— Lauren V. Haas, united states: Assistant Pastry Chef at Albert Uster Imports and teacher at Johnson & Wales University
— Thomas Haas, Germany/USA
— En-Ming Hsu, united states: Chef teacher on the French Pastry college in Chicago
— William Leaman, united states: global Champion Baker and proprietor of Bakery Nouveau in Seattle
— Iginio Massari, Italy: writer, Restaurateur, and founding father of the Academy of Italian grasp Pastry Chefs
— Kanjiro Mochizuki, Japan: govt Pastry Chef on the Imperial inn in Tokyo
— Ewald Notter, Switzerland/USA: Founder and Director of schooling of Notter tuition of Pastry Arts
— Kim Park, South Korea: proprietor of the fairway residence Bakery and captain of South Korea’s nationwide pastry team
— Jordi Puigvert, Spain: founding father of Sweet‘n move, advisor, and professor on the college of the lodge de Girona in Spain
— Anil Rohira, India/Switzerland: company Pastry Chef for Felchlin Switzerland and trainer and decide for nationwide and foreign competitions
— Sébastien Rouxel, France/USA: government Pastry Chef for the Thomas Keller eating place Group
— Kirsten Tibballs, Australia: founding father of take pleasure in Chocolate and Patisserie institution in Melbourne
— Franz Ziegler, Switzerland: writer and Consultant


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