Imprint: Grub Street Cookery
208 Pages, 8.25 x 10.7 in, color photographs
- November 2015
- Out of print. Available in digital formats at the links below.
- December 2011
- In Stock
Macarons are the aristocrats of pastry; these brightly colored, mini meringues, daintily sandwiched together with gooey fillings, have become a holy grail for cookery fanatics and there are even food blogs dedicated to them.
Like Pierre Hermé’s famous macarons, it would be difficult for any macaron book to surpass this one and indeed the hardback edition has been a universal bestseller (still in print 978-1-908117-23-6). There are 208 pages of recipes and beautiful food photography, and because making macarons is mostly about technique, rather than just a standard recipe, readers will appreciate the 32-step-by-step photo-illustrated instructions for making shells and fillings.
All the classics are here like dark chocolate, praline, coffee, and pistachio, but others feature the more unusual macarons that Hermé is justly famous for: Isfahan is one, with lychee, rose and raspberry, Arabesque with apricot and pistachio, Satine with passion fruit, orange and cream cheese, Mandarin and pink pepper, black truffles, balsamic vinegar as well as a bright-green macaron filled with fresh mint.
“All my high hopes and expectations for this book have been exceeded. This book, this one, is the macaron bible that we have all waited for…filled with imagination, creativity and wonder.” ~Cooking by the Book