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

Hardcover | August 23, 2013

byJulien MerceronIllustratorJulie Serre, Sophie Pechaud

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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.

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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 ...

Julien Merceron is the Paris-based chief chocolatier for À la Mère de Famille.
Format: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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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