Until recently, it had been out of print (1994) and available for over 100 bucks on Amazon so I had to content myself with taking it out of the library from time to time. Of the 70 or so recipes, about 15 are breads, baguettes and brioche. It has great photos of most of the pastries/cakes/cookies/breads and features the following bakeries:
Storrer, Laduree, Dalloyau
Max Poilane, Le Maison du Chocolat, Patisserie Lerch
Les Grandes Classiques
Lenotre, Ganachaud, Marcel Haupois
Les Jeunes Aritsans Extraordinaires
Jean-Luc Poujauran, Moulin de la Vierge, Gerard Mulot and Au Peche Mignon.
I have so far only cooked one item from the book: Tart al a Rhubarbe. It was excellent with a ground almond pate sucree dough and filled with rhubarb in a creme fraiche custard.
I'm eager to tackle more recipes but thought it would also be nice to hear what other people may have tried...
Edited by ludja, 18 May 2005 - 08:01 PM.