Pies, Pâtés, and Pastries
Secrets Old and New of the Art of Cooking
132 pp., 4 x 7 in, 10 color illus., 5 b&w illus.
- Published: September 7, 2012
- Publisher: Sternberg Press
- Rights: not for sale in Europe or the UK
Pies, pâtés, and pastries are the noblest of foods. Their inner life is always a secret; their outer form, a sculpture. No other dishes are so well suited to surprises and culinary amusements. In her enchanting and historically enlightening little book, Charlotte Birnbaum traces the life of such delicacies through diverse cultures and traditions. Here, wondrous anecdotes of noblemen and farmers alike are woven together, each accompanied by toothsome recipes.