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  • Obsession
    Publication date: 01/09/2015


    Obsession is the expression of a creator in his highest professional fulfillment. Oriol Balaguer leaves his mark on a work of great beauty that takes pastry to the peak of culinary art.

    The type of obsession Oriol Balaguer suffers from is great, as it is projected in multiple manifestations. His is an obsession for quality, for a job well done, for perfection, for continuously learning and improving, for beauty, for harmony, balance, aesthetics and the presentation of his creations, for the packaging of all his collections...

    “Whether it is in his pastry pieces or his chocolates, there is always an element of design and art in Oriol Balaguer’s work”. Patrick Roger, MOF, prologue writer of the book.

    Balaguer is not a specialist, unless someone can be so many things at once. He is definitely one of the best chocolatiers in the current scene, with bonbon collections and unique artistic work. His restaurant desserts marked an era, with such sublime pieces such as his ‘Eight Textures of Chocolate’, the best dessert in the Coupe du Monde de la Pâtisserie in 2001. But if we talk about baked or fermented doughs, his butter croissant has been awarded as the best in Spain in 2014. Therefore, Balaguer does not stand out in any one particular facet; he stands out in almost all of them. And this is due to the cited ‘almost obsessive’ level of requirement he faces each recipe, each elaboration, each new creation and every project.

    The book consists of cakes, desserts, petit fours, pastries and bakery, bonbons, artistic chocolate ... More than 80 creations of incomparable beauty by the hand of one of the greatest creators in current sweet cuisine internationally.

    Pages: 306
    Dimension: 297mm X 230mm
    Price: $129.99
  • Pierre Herme Chocolate
    Pierre Herme Chocolate
    ISBN: 9782080202741
    Publication date: 01/11/2016

    Nicknamed the “Picasso of Pastry” by Vogue magazine, master pâtissier Pierre Hermé has revolutionized traditional pastry-making. Insatiably creative, in this new volume Hermé returns to his first passion?chocolate. Retracing his longstanding love affair with the versatile cacao bean, this work reveals daring creations that display the celebrated pastry chef’s signature innovative style, which has transformed the realm of pâtisserie. It includes thirty-five recipes, from original combinations such as chocolate, banana, and ginger cake or chocolate and lemon madeleines, to rich, iconic desserts like his Infiniment Chocolat Baba Cake, Infiniment Chocolat Macaron, or yuzu-flavored Éclair Azur. Following an intense, synergetic collaboration with photographer Sergio Coimbra, this unique book pays homage to the purity and simplicity of chocolate and its diverse forms and textures. Under Coimbra’s lens, every facet of chocolate is captured in its essence, tempting the reader to enjoy the myriad delights that constitute Pierre Hermé’s extraordinary chocolate repertoire.

    Pages: 320
    Author: HERME, PIERRE
    Price: $39.99
  • Simple Essentials Chocolate
    Simple Essentials Chocolate
    ISBN: 9780732285784

    The Simple Essentials series of cookbooks is the latest must-have offering from Australia's favourite cook and bestselling author, Donna Hay. Each book - six in total - will focus on a much loved ingredient or cooking style and offer a full, inventive range of photographed recipes with that ingredient at their centre.

    Beautiful and practical, the books will come in the same format as Donna's best-seller 'christmas' - but with three quarter binding - as well as her characteristic gorgeous styling and photography.

    A must for all busy cooks and Donna Hay fans - and the perfect starter to this new series.

    Author: HAY, DONNA
    Price: $24.99
    ISBN: 9781584799436
    Publication date: 01/05/2011

    From marshmallows to macaroons, featuring more than 100 mouth-watering easy-to-master recipes.

    Pages: 224
    Dimension: 229mm X 229mm
    Price: $49.95
  • Sweet Belgium
    Sweet Belgium
    ISBN: 9789058562883

    A text in English, French and Dutch that celebrates more than 200 Belgian sweets and cakes.

    Price: $44.99
  • Sweet Book of Candy Making
    Sweet Book of Candy Making
    ISBN: 9781592538102
    Publication date: 01/10/2012

    This mouthwatering book is an illustrated, comprehensive guide to candy making in three sections. Part I is a complete guide to all the ingredients and tools you need in your pantry to master the art. Part II, the bulk of the book, teaches the basics of different styles of candy, using more than 50 delicious recipes to demonstrate the techniques. You'll find chapters on all the basics, including hard candies, caramels, toffee, fondant, fudge, truffles, fruit and nut-based candies, marshmallows and chocolates. Part III covers the finishing touches, including molding, piping, decorating, and presenting your candies. Sweeten up your kitchen with The Sweet Book of Candy Making!

    Pages: 160
    Dimension: 254mm X 203mm
    Price: $34.99
  • Sweet Things
    Sweet Things
    ISBN: 9780857831804
    Publication date: 01/10/2013

    Publication Date: October 2013
    From traditional toffee, fluffy clouds of marshmallow and creamy maple and pecan fudge to sherbet with lolly dippers, the recipes in Sweet Things are the stuff of childhood dreams. Soft, delicately flavoured nougat bars, topped with vanilla caramel and covered in chocolate are just big enough for three or four (big) bites and far surpass the shop-bought equivalent. Crisp butterscotch popcorn with just a hint of sea salt is the perfect adult indulgence, a box of Praline Hearts makes a delightful Valentine's Day gift and chocolate-dipped honeycomb is tailor-made for Father's Day. The recipes come with failsafe instructions that will ensure success every time, even for novice confectioners, plus creative packaging ideas, making this the ideal book whether you want an imaginative present for someone special or merely to treat yourself.

    Pages: 176
    Author: RIGG, ANNIE
    Price: $34.99
  • Temptation of Chocolate
    Temptation of Chocolate
    ISBN: 9782873865337

    Tells the story of Jean Neuhaus in Brussels, the birth of his chocolate pralines. This book outlines the history of the finest chocolate: from the discovery by Columbus and the conquistadores, to the chocolate route around the world. It also includes delicious recipes and illustrations.

    Price: $80.00
  • Toblerone Cookbook
    Toblerone Cookbook
    ISBN: 9780857838841
    Publication date: 29/09/2020

    Toblerone's iconic triangular chocolate bar is loved the world over - if you laid out all the bars sold each year they would stretch for 38,500 miles, which is more than the circumference of Earth. Long a favourite gift for travellers returning home, the Toblerone Cookbook takes this a step further, providing new and creative ways for you to share the joy and deliciousness of Toblerone. From irresistible Trio Brownies to a Chocolate Mug Cake and a no-cook Rocky Road, this fun-filled cookbook has 40 fantastic, foolproof ways to use the different varieties. Featuring everything from classic bakes to cakes for special occasions - including birthdays, Easter, Halloween and Christmas - the deliciously creative ideas are designed for everyone, whatever their baking skill.

    Pages: 96
    Dimension: 200mm X 154mm
    Author: BOOKS, KYLE
    Price: $19.99
  • Turtle Truffle Bark
    Turtle Truffle Bark
    ISBN: 9781581572858
    Publication date: 01/05/2015

    Even if you've never made chocolate candies before, you'll fall in love with the easy recipes in Turtle, Truffle, Bark. The title refers to the three types of candies featured in this cookbook: A turtle is traditionally a pecan-studded, chocolate-covered caramel patty, but reimagined by author Hallie Baker, you'll be making Dark Chocolate Almond Chili Turtles and White Chocolate Cashew Mango Turtles. You might think you know what Baker means by a truffle, but think again. These aren't everyday flavors-here are crazy-simple recipes for Milk Chocolate Lavender Truffles and Dark Chocolate Stout Truffles, among others. Finally, bark is usually a slab of chocolate in which various ingredients are anchored. Peppermint bark is one familiar kind, but you must try the White Chocolate Strawberry Bark and the Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Bark you'll find in this book. Get ready to satisfy your chocolate craving in yummy new ways!

    Pages: 160
    Author: BAKER, HALLIE
    Price: $27.99
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