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Grand Finales 1:
The Art of the Plated Dessert
edited by Tish Boyle
and Timothy Moriarty

Grand Finales does for pastry-making what no other book has attempted to do. It is the first book to examine the creative process in developing desserts.

Also available from C.H.I.P.S. are these sequels in the Grand Finales Series:
A Modernist View of Plated Desserts and A Neoclassic View of Plated Desserts.

Just as certain techniques can identify an artist's work as belonging to a certain genre, desserts can also be aligned. The editors have formally identified the different schools of pastry that are present in today's society: architecturists, impressionists, neo-classicists, modernists, fusionists, illusionists, minimalists, performance artists, and eclecticism.

The Art of the Plated Dessert explains the design principles of each school and the motivations behind the different types of desserts.

Additionally, this is a wonderful source book of ideas for the pastry chef, containing more than 75 unique desserts, identifying the pastry chef, the ingredients, the construction and the recipes, and all photographed in full color.


Recipe Contents

  • Neoclassicism: Francois Payard, Didier Berlioz, Lisa Hershey, Eric Bedoucha, David Blom, Eric Gouteyron, Stanton Ho, Hubert Keller

  • Minimalism: Wayne Brachman, Jacquy Pfeiffer, Bruno Feldeisen, Emily Luchetti, Mary Cech

  • Illusionism: Eric Girérd, Jacques Torres, Christopher Gross, Judy Doherty, Ann Amernick, Philippe Laurier, Janet Rikala

  • Architecturalism: Jeff Barnes, Norman Love, Ruben Foster, Pat Coston, Richard Leach, Dan Rundell, Martin Howard, Francois Payard

  • Impressionism: Ann Amernick, Martin Howard, Dan Budd, Shane Gorringe, Thomas Worhach, Kurt Walrath, Didier Berlioz, André Renard

  • Modernism: Martin Howard, Philippe Laurier, Jim Graham, Ruben Foster, Roxsand Scocos, Sebastian Canonne, Mary Cech

  • Performance Art: David Pantone, Eric Gouteyron, Alain Roby, Sebastien Cannone, Claude Troisgos, Gale Gand, Chris Northmore

  • Eclecticism: Gerard Partoens, Martha Crawford, Francois Payard, Richard Ruskell, Marshall Rosenthal, Ruben Foster, Richard Leach, Jeff Barnes

  • Fusionism: Andrew MacLauchlan, Roxsand Scocos, Hans Peter Graf, Patricia Murakami, Stanton Ho, Jemal Edwards, David Nowack, Norman Love


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Grand Finales: The Art of the Plated Dessert
edited by Tish Boyle and Timothy Moriarty
Hardcover • 8 1/2" x 10 7/8"
348 pages • $60.00 + shipping
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