the appetizer:

In Classic Stars Desserts, pastry chef Emily Luchetti reprises a selection of recipes from the heyday of San Francisco's acclaimed Stars Restaurant, including Lemon Squares, Chocolate-Filled Filo Triangles, and Goat Cheese Cake with Mixed Berries.

I Love Desserts


Classic Stars Desserts

by Emily Luchetti

These recipes are coveted by home bakers everywhere, and now, they can make their way into your kitchen. Emily's passion for desserts shines through this cookbook as she provides you with some of the best desserts that you and your guests will ever taste. From puddings, pies, cakes and cookies, to confections and candies that are unbelievably scrumptious, Classic Stars Desserts is a must-have for all dessert aficionados.

Those familiar with Emily's irresistible recipes will be thrilled to rediscover their favorite sweets. And for those who have yet to enjoy these timeless recipes, this is their chance to dig into such unforgettable treats as French Silk, a fudgelike mousse cake, Poached Pears with Walnut Cream, and the sweet-tart-buttery goodness of French Apple Tartlets.

Tips on ingredients and equipment plus expert wine pairings for each recipe make Classic Stars Desserts perfect for any home cook's collection.

About the Author

Emily Luchetti honed her skills as the pastry chef at Stars restaurant. She has received numerous awards, including the 2004 James Beard Foundation Outstanding Pastry Chef of the Year Award (she had been nominated in 1993 and 1994), the 2003 Food Arts Magazine Silver Spoon Award, and in 1994 was named by Chocolatier Magazine as on of America's Top Ten Pastry Chefs. Her books include, Stars Desserts (nominated for an IACP cookbook award), Four Star Desserts (nominated for a James Beard Foundation cookbook Award) and A Passion For Desserts. Now the pastry chef at Farallon in San Francisco, she also contributed the dessert recipes for The Farallon Cookbook.

Sheri Giblin is a San Francisco-based food photographer whose work has appeared in cookbooks including A Passion for Ice Cream.

  • Classic Stars Desserts
  • Favorite Recipes
  • By Emily Luchetti
  • Chronicle Books
  • Hardcover; 312 pages; $29.95
  • ISBN: 0-811-8-4703-9
  • Information provided by the publisher.

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