Pros: Compact size, explains meringues and the benefits of each type, beautiful, low cost
Cons: Pretty simple, could use more explination
I got this book from my cousin for my birthday. I had been on a major macaron kick at the time and was just about to start into my schooling. I was shocked at how small the book was considering my typical baking books were textbooks like On Baking or Professional Baking so this one really stood out on the shelf.
The book is laid out pretty good with some explination of what you are looking for texture wise with your meringue, how to get your almond flour to a good texture, etc. The book goes in depth about the different types of meringue and how to determine which one you might want to use. As a novice this was all ground breaking information for me.
I can say this without a shadow of a doubt though. As an amateur this book was amazing, I found it to really help me in a lot of regards. As somebody who has since finished my culinary training, this book is nothing more then a coffee table addition for friends and family to look at on the odd event that I am actually home or awake and hosting something.