A la Mere de Famille: Recipes from the Beloved Parisian Confectioner by Julien MerceronA la Mere de Famille: Recipes from the Beloved Parisian Confectioner by Julien Merceron

A la Mere de Famille: Recipes from the Beloved Parisian Confectioner

byJulien MerceronIllustratorJulie Serre, Sophie Pechaud

Hardcover | August 23, 2013

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Beloved À la Mère de Famille confectioneries are a venerable Parisian institution. This, their first cookbook after more than 250 years in business, is as tempting and gorgeous as the shop's bewitching displays. With the edges of the book dyed a brilliant orange and a cover featuring an enchanting candy-shop window and richly embossed lettering, this is one of the most beautiful cookbooks you've ever seen. Inside, each of the 95 recipes for classic confections has been lovingly photographed. For the home candymaker always looking for new and better formulas-and for bakers of all skill levels-this is a complete collection of recipes for À la Mère de Famille favorites, from cakes to marshmallows to ice creams and more.
Julien Merceron is the Paris-based chief chocolatier for À la Mère de Famille.
Title:A la Mere de Famille: Recipes from the Beloved Parisian ConfectionerFormat:HardcoverDimensions:280 pages, 10.75 × 8.5 × 1.25 inPublished:August 23, 2013Publisher:CHRONICLE BOOKSLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1452118280

ISBN - 13:9781452118284

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful Book This is a great book for lovers of French cuisine. I can not say how wonderful it will make you feel as you read through the recipes. You will be taken on a journey to rediscover your senses.
Date published: 2014-09-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A lovely wander through a Parisian boulangerie It was such a delight to discover this book! The recipes are magnificent. The shop's timeline from its inception to the present is fascinating, and the highlights of loyal customers is a great read. Don't be surprised if you curl up with a cup of tea in hand along with a madeleine or chocolate-pistachio cookie!
Date published: 2014-05-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful book The book is simply beautiful, from the old-fashioned style to the quality of the materials. The recipes are fairly simple and are chronologically organized, by date of introduction to their store.
Date published: 2014-03-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful eye candy and delicious candy! This book looks beautiful displayed in the kitchen and instantly takes me to Paris when I see it. The recipes have beautiful pictures which I love. So excited to try one of everything!
Date published: 2014-03-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful Book! I bought this book as soon as it came out and so far I have tried two of the cookie recipes: Hazelnut Cookies and Almond Tuiles. They were both delicious. There are beautiful photos for every recipe which I really appreciate.  I can't wait to try some of the chocolate spreads!
Date published: 2014-02-24

Editorial Reviews

The oldest chocolate shop in Paris (opened in 1761) is exactly as you would picture it: the classic Parisian storefront says epicere fine (delicatessan) printed above the door in gold belle Epoque lettering. The window display draws shoppers in with its stacks of exquisite tins and boxes of confections. Inside this Montmartre gem, the scene is just as nostalgic: subway tile floors, white-on-blue enamel signs, and wooden countertops lined with glass jars bursting with sweets, including bon bons, fruit confits, caramels, and cookies. Everything is divided into two categories - les incontournables (roughly, 'impossible to ignore') and nouveautes (novelties) - but all are irrEsistible. - Travel & Leisure