With more than 4,800 terms and definitions from around the world plus ten appendices filled with helpful resources, The Pastry Chef's Companion combines the best features of a dictionary and an encyclopedia. In addition to the current terminology of every component of pastry, baking, and confectionary arts, this book provides important information about the origin and historical background of many of the terms. Moreover, it offers coverage of flavor trends, industry practices, key success factors, a resources list, illustrations, and phonetic pronunciations.
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About the Author
Glenn Rinsky is a Certified Executive Chef (CEC), Certified Executive Pastry Chef (CEPC), and Certified Culinary Educator (CCE). A graduate of The Culinary Institute of America, he is Executive Chef-Instructor at Jefferson State Community College in Birmingham, Alabama.
Laura Halpin Rinsky is a Certified Executive Pastry Chef (CEPC) and Certified Culinary Educator (CCE). A graduate of The Culinary Institute of America, she is currently designing and implementing a Hospitality and Culinary Arts Academy for Hewitt-Trussville High School in Trussville, Alabama.
Table of Contents
How It All Began v
About the Authors viii
Terminology A–Z 1–310
Appendices: Baking Resources
Important Temperatures Every Pastry Chef and Baker Should Know 311
Weight and Volume Equivalents for Most Common Ingredients 315
Sugar Cooking Stages 319
Conversion Formulas and Equivalents 320
Seasonal Fruit Availability 323
The 12 Steps of Baking 325
Classic and Contemporary Flavor Combinations 331
What Went Wrong and Why 351 Specialty Vendors 363
Professional Development Resources 366