Isa which book are u interested in I have two of there's the roux brothers on patisserie and michael rouxs finest desserts both excellent booksthe roux brothers on patisserie is pronbably better than the finest desserts. The book shows the classic french style and techniques for different cremes, breads,cakes and decor. Although this is not a book that has been designed for house wifes it is still very simple and well written so that all people should be able to cook out of it without freaking out over some of the techniques. Some of the presentation of there food is a little dated some would say but the actual recipes taste texture and contrast are still very relevant and tasty. As one of my past chefs said, who actually worked for the roux brothers at le gavarouche pastry is classics coming around full circle but with a facelift.
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