There are 100 illustrated recipes, explained step-by-step with 1400 photographs and presented in 6 chapters: Pastries, cakes and desserts; Individual cakes and plated desserts; Pies and tarts; Outstanding and festive desserts; Biscuits and cupcakes, candies and delicacies, and finally the basics of pastry. There are famous classics such as apple strudel, carrot cake, black forest gateau, strawberry cakes, profiteroles... Simple family recipes including molten chocolate cake, cake with candied fruit, hot soufflé with vanilla, Tart Tatin... Delicious and original desserts like yuzu with white chocolate, chocolate marshmallow and violet tartlet, cream cheese and cherry velvet, pistachio cristalline... At the end of the book there is a presentation of all the utensils and ingredients needed for baking and also a glossary explaining the specific culinary terms. This is THE book for pastry lovers everywhere, from beginner to the advanced level and is the official bible for the Cordon Bleu cooking schools around the world in Europe: Paris, London, Madrid, Istanbul; the Americas: Ottawa, Mexico, Peru; Oceania: Adelaide, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney; and Asia: Tokyo, Kobe, Korea, Thailand, Malaysia, Shanghai, India, and Taiwan.
IN THE KITCHEN WITH LE CORDON BLEU presents 100 special recipes from the Chefs of Le Cordon Bleu, a worldwide leader in gastronomy, hospitality and management with over 40 campuses in 20 countries. This book is the first in a series of cookbooks for people who want to treat their taste buds and make something extraordinary. From appetizers to desserts, the Chefs have chosen recipes that are inspiring, fresh, creative and delicious. Recipes were chosen based on a special ingredient, a unique blend of flavors or a creative application of technique. Ranging in difficulty from easy to more complex, the recipes selected offer unique challenges for cooks of all skill levels. In this book, the Chefs share secrets and tips and provide knowledge and background on cooking to bring high-end cuisine to your home. It's like having your own personal Chef in the kitchen with you! Plus, the mouth-watering photographs are guaranteed to inspire. For the curious-minded, fascinating background information is provided on a variety of ingredients, from quinoa to wasabi. After making these recipes, we know you will want to make them again and again until each page in this book is splattered with love. From our kitchen to yours, Bon Appetit from the Chefs at Le Cordon Bleu!
Take your knowledge and enjoyment of wine to the next level with this comprehensive and fully illustrated guide to buying, selling, storing, tasting and serving wine. Packed with all the practical techniques and tips you need to get the most from wine, plus expert advice from LE CORDON BLEU chefs on matching wine with food.