Sweet Magic: Easy Recipes for Delectable Desserts

Sweet Magic: Easy Recipes for Delectable Desserts comes to you from one of our personal favorite chefs, Michel Richard chef-owner of restaurants Citronelle in Georgetown and Carmel and Central Michel Richard in Washington D.C. Here you will find recipes for American and imaginative French dessert favorites. Apple Compote Tart, Triple-Chocolate Flourless Christmas Log, and Almond Macadamia Brownies with Chocolate Nutella Glaze are some of the standout desserts you will find from this magical chef. 


Format: Hardcover with dust jacket, 209 pages. 

Copyright: 2010 

Publisher: Ecco 

Author: Michel Richard and Peter Kaminsky 

ISBN: 9780061928215

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Description: Long before award-winning chef Michel Richard made his first cote de boeuf or prepared his first foie gras terrine, he was a pastry chef. In Los Angeles, pastry lovers lined up outside his bake-shop on Wilshire Boulevard, waiting to enjoy the breads and treats they'd heard were the best in town, maybe even better than anything in Paris. Now, in this outstanding collection, the superstar chef returns to his first love, the food that made him famous-desserts. 

Here are mouthwatering, foolproof recipes for American favorites such as pecan pie and pound cake; Richard's personal inventions, such as Floating Islands with Melted Chocolate Morsels and the "coffee cloud"; reinvented French classics, such as profiteroles and the Christmas log (buche de Noel); fruit favorites, including tarts and Pavlovas; and, of course, plenty of cookies. 

Going beyond traditional cookbooks, Sweet Magic shares Richard's insights into the thinking and craft behind every aspect of dessert, with brief essays that explore, explain, and entice -- highlighted by the chef's own playful illustrations. 

Creating exquisite dishes with only a few simple ingredients-butter, eggs, sugar, flour, chocolate -- demands the instincts of an artist and the soul of a magician. Sweet Magic will unlock the inner dessert wizard in every home chef, guiding both newcomers and old hands past common missteps, to seduce the most flavor and texture from every ingredient. 


Condition: Good condition. 

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