The Professional Pastry Chef: Fundamentals of Baking and Pastry (Professional Chef)

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The reference of choice for thousands of pastry chefs and home cooks
A favorite of pastry lovers and serious chefs worldwide, The Professional Pastry Chef presents comprehensive coverage of basic baking and pastry techniques in a fresh and approachable way. Now skillfully revised and redesigned to meet the needs of today′s pastry kitchen, this classic reference is better–and easier to use–than ever.
The new edition contains more than 650 recipes, which offer a new emphasis on American applications of European techniques with yields suitable for restaurant service or for entertaining at home. It shares encyclopedic guidance on everything from mise en place preparation and basic doughs to new chapters covering flatbreads, crackers, and homestyle desserts. Throughout, award–winning Executive Pastry Chef Bo Friberg explains not only how to perform procedures, but also the principles behind them, helping readers to build a firm foundation based on understanding rather than memorizing formulas. Illustrated step–by–step instructions demystify even the most complex techniques and presentations, while 100 vivid color photographs bring finished dishes to life with a sublime touch of visual inspiration. Whether used to develop skills or refine techniques, to gain or simply broaden a repertoire, The Professional Pastry Chef is filled with information and ideas for creating mouthwatering baked goods and tantalizing desserts–today and for years to come.

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ISBN-13: 9780471359258
ISBN-10: 0471359254
Pagini: 1040
Dimensiuni: 223 x 280 x 42 mm
Greutate: 2.52 kg
Ediția: 4th Edition
Editura: Wiley
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Locul publicării: Hoboken, United States

Public țintă

Students will use this book for a required baking and pastry course. Pastry chefs will use this book as a kitchen reference and as a source of inspiration and new ideas. Serious bakers will use this book in the home kitchen. Some associations to be aware of: American Institute of Baking, the National Pastry Alliance, and the National Association of Specialty Food Trade in addition to the larger restaurant associations. Some publications to be aware of: Pastry Art and Design and Chocolatier

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"There′s something for everyone in this updated edition of Bo Friberg′s classic opus on pastry. A must for the professional, whether student or teacher, it also offers recipes for breads, cookies, tarts, and cakes that will appeal to all serious amateur bakers."
Jacques Pépin, author, teacher, and host of his own public television series
"I often turn to my battered, well–used copy of Friberg′s classic for inspiration and education. Seasoned professional bakers and passionate amateurs alike will find his precise instructions to be infallible for success. I′m grateful for this updated edition with its easy–to–find information and spectacular new photos."
Rick Rodgers, author of Kaffeehaus: Exquisite Desserts from the Classic Cafés of Vienna, Budapest, and Prague
"Bo Friberg is a rare innovator, a pioneer in his field, and an inspiration for a whole generation of pastry chefs. He has put together a collection of recipes that express an intimate connection among flavors, presentation, technique, and creativity. The Professional Pastry Chef is a guide that will be a classic for the 21st century."
Hubert Keller, chef/owner of Fleur de Lys restaurant, San Francisco


1. Mise en Place.

2. Basic Doughs.

3. Yeast Breads.

4. Flatbreads, Crackers and Rolls.

5. Breakfast Breads and Pastries.

6. Cookies.

7. Tarts, Pies, Cobblers and Crisps.

8. Tea Cakes, Pound Cakes, Muffins and Other Quick Breads.

9. Sponge Cakes and Cake Bases.

10. Basic Chocolate Work and Decorating Techniques.

11. Decorated Cakes.

12. Individual Pastries.

13. Plated Desserts.

14. Ice Cream and Sorbets.

15. Custards, Puddings, Mousses, Charlottes and Bavarois.

16. Sauces, Syrups, and Fillings.

Appendix A: Ingredients.

Appendix B: Equipment.

Appendix C: Weights, Measures, and Yields.


Notă biografică

BO FRIBERG, Certified Master Pastry Chef, is Executive Pastry Chef at the San Diego Culinary Institute in La Mesa, California. With more than forty years of experience in the industry, he has received numerous awards and honors for his work, including two gold medals at the Culinary Arts Exhibit of the Pacific Coast. He has also demonstrated the art of pastry making on television shows, including the highly acclaimed public television series Cooking Secrets of the CIA; Cooking at the Academy; and NBC's Today show. Visit Chef Bo on his Web site at