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Title:
Brooks Headley's fancy desserts : the recipes of Del Posto's James Beard Award-winning pastry chef
Author:
Headley, Brooks, author.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York, NY : W. W. Norton, [2014]
Physical Description:
ix, 273 pages ; 27 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Genre:
ISBN:
9780393241075
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

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 dime. Former executive pastry chef at New York's Del Posto restaurant, Headley created unorthodox recipes that echoed his unconventional background: fruit was king, vegetables were championed, acidity was key, and simplicity was the goal.

With 97 recipes and more than 100 photographs, Brooks Headley's Fancy Desserts has six chapters: "Fruit," "Vegetables," "Grains and Flours," "Chocolate," "Seeds and Nuts," and "Dairy." Recipes range from verjus melon candy to tofu chocolate creme brulée, fruit sorbet to eggplant and chocolate, showcasing Headley's unique perspective on ingredients and methodology. Guest contributors include philosopher-musician Ian Svenonius, essayist Sloane Crosley, and award-winning chefs Gabrielle Hamilton and David Kinch. Brooks Headley's Fancy Desserts is an essential, inventive addition to the shelf of both home cooks and professional chefs.


Author Notes

Brooks Headley, chef-owner of Superiority Burger, was named best pastry chef in the country in 2013 by the James Beard Foundation. His previous cookbook, Brooks Headley's Fancy Desserts, won the Piglet Tournament of Cookbooks from Food52. He lives in New York City.


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