Series: On Baking Third Edition: A textbook of baking and pastry fundamentals
Hardcover: 864 pages
Publisher: Pearson; 3 edition (January 16, 2015)
Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 1.3 x 10.8 inches
Shipping Weight: 4.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
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This is one of those books (like its companion "On Cooking" that is a wealth of information whether you are a food professional or a novice cook. It is a text book, but it is excellent. It is presented in a clear, well illustrated, logically organized manner and is easy to read and understand even if you are a novice.The price of this and the companion will scare some folks away. That is a pity as you could easily buy several other cookbooks totaling way more than this but not get the information and understanding that you would from this book. If you are a cook, serious about cooking, beginning but wanting to learn or know someone who is, this is the book to get. My wife is a Master Food Volunteer in VA trained by VA Tech. This is also known as a Master Food Preserver in other states who complete the same training program through their state university. She and others like her educate the public on food preparation, sanitation, storage, preserving, and other related food topics. For her, this is the "go to" reference on the subject regarding baking, as is the other for cooking.
This is the most comprehensive detailed cooking textbook you will ever, ever need. It troubleshoots, provides alternatives, and has an amazing array of baking styles. I couldn't believe the unique variations and diversity in recipes. I grew more grateful as I read every chapter.
My group of new students (first year of college culinary school) have never found a recipe that wasn't easy and delicious to make. I have used this book for 2 semesters and the first and second editions over the last 6 years of teaching, I tell my students it is the best baking book they will ever have!
My son used this book in a Baking I class. Very comprehensive book with a lot of info in it. I learned a lot just looking through it!!!
Because my teacher wrote the book. Thank you Chef Eddy.
For a textbook providing knowledge and recipes to culinary students to teach them the why and wherefore of baking, there are a lot of inaccuracies in the recipes. My team of bakers were unable to successfully bake any recipe we attempted, many of them numerous times. How can someone wanting to learn the craft of baking, learn anything from a book so poorly researched?
This book helps me so much on my study at baking school. I recommend this as a textbook for students taking baking courses.
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