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Beyond the Bread Basket: Recipes for Appetizers, Main Courses, and Desserts [Hardcover]

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Item description for Beyond the Bread Basket: Recipes for Appetizers, Main Courses, and Desserts by Clay McLachlan...

A master Parisian baker shares sixty favorite recipes that use bread as an ingredient for every course, in an assortment that includes such options as Chicken with Raisin Bread Stuffing, Roasted Vegetable Salad, and Tandoori Chicken.

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Master baker Éric Kayser reveals the secret of his marvelous creations, and provides innovative and delicious ways of incorporating bread into a variety of main courses, accompaniments, and desserts.With much flair and the hand of a practiced baker, he presents his collection of sixty surprising and easy-to-follow recipes, transforming bread into a condiment in recipes such as Stuffed Mussels, Breadcrumbs with Curry, or Sausage Crumble, or the main ingredient of a dish as in Chicken with Raisin Bread Stuffing. Kayser uses bread as a plate or bowl for his bruschetta, tapas, soup, and Roasted Vegetable Salad. He reinvents the humble sandwich and offers new versions of open-faced tartine sandwiches, whether classic Foccacio with Sesame Seeds or exotic Tandoori Chicken. Rounding off this collection are irresistible desserts that are pure treasures of sweetness, such as French Toast with Caramelized Apples, Chocolate Soup, and Toasted Brioche.
"With great style, Kayser reminds cooks to pursue the best, and that even the simplest food can be sublime."
Éric Kayser is a food consultant and third-generation Parisian baker. His inherited taste for traditional French bread and pastries has resulted in twenty-eight bakeries worldwide. His croissants at his Tokyo bakery were named the best in Tokyo in 2001, and Kayser himself was named Best Baker in Tokyo in 2003. His two Bread Bar locations in Los Angeles are widely acclaimed. He also published Éric Kayser's Sweet and Savory Tarts (Flammarion, 2007). Clay McLachlan's photographs have been featured in leading food magazines including Wine Spectator and in Sports Illustrated.

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Item Specifications...

Pages   160
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 11.65" Width: 8.98" Height: 0.79"
Weight:   2.51 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Feb 5, 2008
Publisher   Flammarion
ISBN  2080300512  
ISBN13  9782080300515  

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Delicious, but no bread recipes!  Aug 19, 2008
"Beyond the Bread Basket" is full of mouthwatering recipes using fresh, seasonal and local ingredients--from appetizers to salads, main courses to desserts--you'll find a lot of delicious and inventive recipes. My only caveat is that none of these [recipes] are for bread. You'll have to purchase your own baguettes, brioches and such from your local baker instead of making them yourself and some, such as white chocolate bread, may be difficult find.

That said, I've tried several delicious recipes that have given me ideas for others! So, it's still a wonderful book, just don't expect to learn how to make Eric Kayser's bread!
Maison Kayser's Bread! The best bread in Japan!  Mar 22, 2008
I live in Japan and the first time I was introduced to Maison Kayser's bread was several years ago in Tokyo in a "Boulangerie" they have not so far away from my place. Every single guest I have around I take to this place and they say this is the best bread they have tried, and it seems amazing to them that the best bread is in Japan, country of rice!
I have to say their breads are the BEST BREADS I ever tasted worldwide. My favorite is the olive bread followed by the cheese bread, among others. However, I was expecting this book to reveal more recipes of their bread and not just one main formula and ways to adjust it in order to get the recipes from the book, which is not the same then getting the formula/recipe for the bread it self.
I was expecting a breads book as well, therefore, I am slightly disappointed. I hope that Mr. Kaiser, do not delay on sending out the recipes for the delicious bread he sales in his Boulangeries "Maison Kaiser".

Even though, the book deserves to be purchased and used as well, because everything that comes out is good. I recommend buying it together with the "Eric Kayser's Sweet and Savory Tarts" which I rate 5 stars. SO GOOD!
Absolutely fantastic!! Best food book I have ever purchased!!  Feb 7, 2008
Where should I start -- this book is absolutely breathtaking.

From the exquisite photography to the culinary genious of the recipes, this book is just marvelous. I would recommend this book to anyone searching to be blown away!


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