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Publisher Description

The prize-winning author of Baking with Julia (more than 350,000 copies sold), among other cookbook classics, celebrates the sweet life with recipes and lore from Paris's finest patisseries.

Like most lovers of pastry and Paris, Dorie Greenspan has always marveled at the jewel-like creations displayed in bakery windows throughout the City of Light. Now, in a charmingly illustrated tribute to the capital of sweets, Greenspan presents a splendid assortment of recipes from Paris’s foremost pastry chefs in a book that is as transporting to read as it is easy to use.

From classic recipes, some centuries old, to updated innovations, Paris Sweets provides a sumptuous guide to creating cookies, from the fabled madeleine to simple, ultra-buttery sables; tarts, from the famous Tatin, which began its life as an upside-down error, to a delightful strawberry tart embellished with homemade strawberry marshmallows; and a glorious range of cakes–lemon-drenched "weekend cake," fudge cake, and the show-stopping Opera. Paris Sweets brims with assorted temptations that even a novice can prepare, such as coffee éclairs, rum-soaked babas, and meringue puffs. Evocative portraits of the pastry shops and chefs, as well as information on authentic French ingredients, make this a truly comprehensive tour.

An elegant gift for Francophiles, armchair travelers, bakers of all skill levels, and certainly for oneself, Paris Sweets brings home a taste of enchantment.

Cookbooks, Food & Wine
November 12
Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/Rodale
Penguin Random House LLC

Customer Reviews

Gershwin Lives ,

One of the Best Pastry Books!!!

I do not own the e-book, but I do own the hard copy and I have to say that this book is a jewel. Dorie Greenspan's writing is charming, and the recipes are excellent. I have made about 25 of the desserts in this book and they are wonderful. Some may take some practice and skill, but it is well worth it. There is a little note before and after the recipe that only give the book more if it's Parisian charm. I have never been to France, but after reading this book I feel as if I have! Things to make: L' Opéra, Sablés Korova, Madeleines, Kouglof, Tarte au Chocolat, Tarte Tatin au Thé, Tarte au Café, Tarte aux Fraises à la Guimauve Fraîche, and Mousse au Chocolat!

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