The Pastry Chef's Companion: A Comprehensive Resource Guide for the Baking and Pastry Professional

The Pastry Chef's Companion: A Comprehensive Resource Guide for the Baking and Pastry Professional

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780470009550
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 03/07/2008
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 242,674
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

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.

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Table of Contents

How It All Began v

Acknowledgments vii

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

References 371

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