Baking and Pastry: Mastering the Art and Craft 2nd Edition with Student Workbook Set

Baking and Pastry: Mastering the Art and Craft 2nd Edition with Student Workbook Set

Baking and Pastry: Mastering the Art and Craft 2nd Edition with Student Workbook Set

“The Culinary Institute of America holds nothing back in its mission to provide students, professionals, and enthusiasts with everything they need to know about the baking and pastry industry. This updated edition is an indispensable guide.” — En-Ming Hsu “It is not often that a pastry text elicits the exclamation: ‘What a fantastic book!’ With hundreds of recipes and plenty of photographs, this book is well suited to a variety of eager readers, from first-time students just beginning their

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3 Responses to Baking and Pastry: Mastering the Art and Craft 2nd Edition with Student Workbook Set

  1. Toobzymom says:
    64 of 64 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    A bit disappointed, September 8, 2010
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    I am curious how deep some of the individuals with the rave reviews have actually delved into this book?! Yes, it is ‘beautiful’ and exhaustive in its recipes and techniques, and in many ways it is an indispensible tool for any pastry student. However, this book is full of errors. The typos, indicating a lack of adequate proofreading, I would not expect in a book of this professional and teaching level, but the greatest transgression is the errors in the recipes themselves – incorrect baking times and temperatures, incorrect quantities – I am only four weeks into a pastry course and we have found numerous errors with recipes that require adjusting. I was truly excited to try most of the amazing recipes, but now am concerned I will be wasting time and money except on recipes we have “pre-tested” in the course I am taking. I must say, overall I am disappointed that the book is not living up to my expectations. Do not judge this book by its cover…sadly, the cover is better than the contents.

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  2. Ricky E. Daniels says:
    21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Errors found but still a good book., July 11, 2010
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    Ricky E. Daniels (Atlanta) –
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    Found four errors, three mathematical in the recipes. I contacted the publisher and was to hear back but I never did; for example the croissant dough recipe, the flour amount is listed in grams but obviously should have been kg.

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  3. A. Barnes says:
    21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
    2.0 out of 5 stars
    Save your money, December 8, 2010
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    A. Barnes (Orange County, CA) –
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    Used this book for my C.A. Baking and Pastry class. There seemed to be more recipes with errors (or perhaps just bad recipes overall) than good, usable recipes. A few of the recipes were quite good, but I hesitate to risk wasting my money on recipes from the book that were not tested in class (unless I compare them with another similar recipe first, and who wants to go to that trouble?). I heard Bo Friberg’s book The Professional Pastry Chef: Fundamentals of Baking and Pastry, 4th Editionis excellent and plan to invest in it for myself for Christmas.

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