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The Elements of Dessert Reviews


At-home Training for Experienced Pastry Chefs


Pros: Reveals how to perform many advanced techniques

Cons: Skills required are well out of reach for most home cooks

Elements of Dessert is a professional, advanced level cookbook that teaches experienced pastry chefs how to take their skills to the next level.  The book is beyond the needs of most home cooks, but if used the right way, Elements will still provide plenty of useful knowledge to the adventurous.    Following the tradition of most cookbooks from the Culinary Institute of America, Elements is organized in a way that will provide users an at-home education.  Most cookbooks from the Culinary start with cooking basics, and a review of ingredients, prior to introducing recipes that are published sequentially from basic to more complex.  However, chef-author...
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