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Desserts To Die For

Marcel Desaulniers' sweet sequel to "Death by Chocolate"


Desserts To Die For Thank heavens ... for Marcel Desaulniers' consuming passion for extraordinary desserts. His latest collection of exquisite creations using layer cakes, fruits, sauces, ganache, cookies, and sorbets is aptly titled Desserts To Die For. It would, indeed, be a lovely way to go if your farewell bite was of a sumptuous Red Raspberry Almond Passion Cake or one of Mrs. D's Chocolate Caramels or perhaps some Vermont Maple Syrup and Toasted Walnut Ice Cream. and what better way to be sung to your final rest than by a White Chocolate Lullaby?

Author of the award-winning books, The Burger Meisters (James Beard Foundation, 1994) and Death by Chocolate (James Beard Foundation, 1992), Desaulniers has returned to playfully lead us into a sweet paradise with Desserts To Die For. You'll sing celestial praise for his Cranberry and Toasted Walnut Crostata in "Fruitful Finales," find your prayers answered with a slice of "24" Carrot Cake from "Nostalgic Indulgences," and delight in Desaulniers' devilish Fallen Angel Cake with Golden Halos and Sinful Cream in the "Let Them Eat Cake" chapter.

Desaulniers is as masterful a teacher as he is a chef. His books and television shows on The Learning Channel, "Death by Chocolate" and "Burger Meisters," have been read and seen by millions. Throughout the book, from the first welcoming word of the introduction to the last word on technique, Desaulniers sets a tone that is inviting, personal, and often humorous. With his foolproof instructions and specific information on equipment and ingredients, Desaulniers takes the home cook through step-by-step detail to show how even the most extravagant of these desserts can easily be made. Moreover, each recipe has an accompanying side bar called "Chef's Touch," where Desaulniers offers insights to the recipe, helpful tips, and complementary beverage suggestions.

"I am a staunch believer in having one's cake and eating it, a principle I have followed greedily throughout my life."


Desserts To Die For
by Marcel Desaulniers
Photographs by Michael Grand
Copyright (c) 1995 by Kenan Books, Inc.
Text (c) 1995 by Marcel Desaulniers.
Reprinted by permission of Simon & Schuster, Inc.
Information provided by Simon & Schuster, Inc.


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