How Baking Works: Exploring the Fundamentals of Baking Science, 3rd edition
The essence of baking is chemistry, and anyone who wants to be a master pastry chef must understand the principles and science that make baking work. This book explains the whys and hows of every chemical reaction, essential ingredient, and technique, revealing the complex mysteries of bread loaves, pastries, and everything in between. Among other additions, How Baking Works, Third Edition includes an all-new chapter on baking for health and wellness, with detailed information on using whole grains, allergy-free baking, and reducing salt, sugar, and fat in a variety of baked goods. This detailed and informative guide features:
An introduction to the major ingredient groups, including sweeteners, fats, milk, and leavening agents, and how each affects finished baked goods
Practical exercises and experiments that vividly illustrate how different ingredients function
Photographs and illustrations that show the science of baking at work
End-of-chapter discussion and review questions that reinforce key concepts and test learning
For both practicing and future bakers and pastry chefs, How Baking Works, Third Edition offers an unrivaled hands-on learning experience.
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For all courses in experimental foods, food science, and related topics. Foods: Experimental Perspectives, Seventh Edition will help students pursuing food-related careers broaden and deepen their scientific knowledge of food and its safe preparation. It clearly explains food science’s foundational principles and most important emerging technologies. The text first surveys the consumer marketplace, career opportunities, and basic food research techniques. Next, it discusses food’s physical aspects and preparation, and thoroughly explains carbohydrates, lipids, and proteins. Finally, it presents up-to-date coverage of food safety, preservation, and additives. Learning is promoted through “Food for Thought” boxes, photos, objectives, margin notes, definitions, charts, web links, and study questions. Updated throughout, this edition includes extensively revised coverage of food safety, GMOs, trans fats, alternative sweeteners, and much more. Also Available – Experimental Foods Labratory Manual ( ISBN 013 215 808 6)
While other chefs paid dues on restaurant lines and at cooking schools, Brooks Headley was in the back of a tour van as a drummer in much-loved punk bands that never made a penny. Headley creates unorthodox recipes that echo his unconventional background: fruit is king, vegetables are championed, acidity is key and simplicity is the goal. The 97 recipes included here range from verjus melon candy to tofu chocolate creme brulee, showcasing Headley’s perspective on ingredients and methodology. Brooks Headley’s Fancy Desserts is an essential, inventive addition to the shelf of both home cooks and professional chefs.
About the Author
Brooks Headley is the executive pastry chef at Del Posto, New York City’s only four-star Italian restaurant. He’s appeared in Bon Appetit and Lucky Peach. Twitter: @workingpastry
On a journey around the world’s most exquisite and diverse range of dishes, from Brittany to Provence, celebrated chef Joel Robuchon presents the very best in French traditional ingredients and recipes. Drawing on twenty years of research, this book explores the French culinary landscape as never before – defining regions by their specific culinary identity and practice rather than sticking to today’s formal administrative divisions. In fifty beautifully illustrated and detailed recipes and featuring over 200 iconic locally produced ingredients, French Regional Food offers you the authentic flavours of France. Recipes include: Grilled Scallops from Brittany, Onion Soup from the famous Les Halles markets of Paris; Macaroons from Bordeaux. Classics of the French repertoire are here too; Cassoulet from Toulouse, Daube de Boeuf a la Dauphinoise, Black Cherry Clafoutis from the Limousin. French Regional Food reveals the traditions behind your favourite dishes, and invites you to explore less familiar places and flavours.
About the Author
JOEL ROBUCHON is a leading international multi-award winning celebrity chef. Named ‘Chef of the Century’ by the Gault Millau guide and winner of ‘Best Restaurant in the World’ by the International Herald Tribune, Robuchon is famous for his intricate and innovative French cuisine. He currently oversees eight restaurants in cities such as London, New York, Tokyo and Hong Kong and his restaurants have garnered a total of 25 Michelin stars – more than any other chef in the world. LOIC BIENASSIS is a specialist in French culinary heritage and gastronomy, and a researcher and historian at the European Institute of the History and Culture of Food, an organisation connected to the University of Francois Rabelais (named after the great food writer) in the city of Tours.
Deco chiffon cakes, created and popularised by bestselling author and creative baker, Susanne Ng, in 2013, started a buzz among baking communities that continues to enchant and excite home bakers the world over today. Made using Susanne’s recipe that produces light, fluffy, moist and yummy chiffon cakes, deco chiffon cakes are baked into different fun and exciting shapes, with patterns and decorations created using cake as well. Creative Baking: Deco Chiffon Cake Basics, a companion title to Susanne’s first two titles, Creative Baking: Chiffon Cakes and Creative Baking: Deco Chiffon Cakes, is a guide to mastering the basic techniques of making deco chiffon cakes. With clearly illustrated step-by-step instructions on how to create perfect layers, mounds, spots and sectors, pipe batter and make multicoloured sheet cakes among other techniques, this book will enable bakers of any skill level to create their very own chiffon cake designs!