Plated desserts are a big obsession for me recently as they are one of the only aspects of pastry that the company I work for doesn't really do. To be honest I noticed some of the titles suggested seem to have been published in the late nineties which isn't exactly current. The current style of plated desserts has definately changed since then.
For books that cover plated desserts I have two that I would suggest.
Elements of dessert by Francisco Migoya
Imperfection in Perfection by Janice Wong
If you just want to look at photos online however StarChef.com is a great resource
hope this helped!
A great site to see just about everything you could think of but you may have to search a bit as not everyone uses the same target wording.
Also a lot of chaff with the wheat but I have found quite a few brilliant ideas.
um, this thread is from 2002, almost eleven years ago... with so much on the Wide Wide Web ...
digital cameras, social media sites, search engines, Smart devices ...
I counted no less ten three entire networks on television devoted just to food, in the USA that is ...
I rarely even pick up a book for anything anymore, it's all at your fingertips on a keyboard, anytime of day or night.
This also, I feel anyway, has created some monsters out there in the world
who think that they are the next "food network star"
and will make a bundle of money pretending to be a chef.
In contrast, folks wanting to share in everything food, such as all of the good people here at Chef Talk,
I feel, have helped to enlighten many pros as well as non-pros around the world!
** btw, BlackX, you might want to check out the Galleries here at Chef Talk as well as on Face Book and Pinterest, I think we all ROCK IT!!
no, no girl, this just made me REALLY think how much life has changed in this span of a short period of time, eh?
A lot has happened since I was born (ummm 1990? 91?)
I love root beer.
There is this place in DT (NOT the Riverwalk) San Antonio.
A 4-5th generation M&P OOM PA PA place that has polka bands on Saturdays.
Cold deli plates and homemade root beer.
Gotta get home for a visit.