Learn basic technique and classic recipes from French-born Richard Bertinet. Gain confidence while you add to your home cooking arsenal.
Patisserie Maison: Simple Pastries and Desserts to Make at Home by Richard Bertinet (Ebury Press, $60.64) From the behind-the-scenes photos to the simple plating and section on baking basics (including meringue, jam, pastry, curd) the book makes creating French patisserie at home a realistic goal. French classics like macarons, fraisier and éclairs are broken down into easy steps. Indeed, the entire book from the presentation to the instructions is approachable. It is as if the reader is attending one of the cooking classes from Bertinet’s UK cooking school. These recipes serve as a foundation from which to play and experiment.
This original article initially appeared in the Winter 2015/16 issue of City Style and Living Magazine.