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A la Mere de Famille: Recipes from the Beloved Parisian Confectioner Hardcover – Aug 23 2013

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 280 pages
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books (Aug. 23 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1452118280
  • ISBN-13: 978-1452118284
  • Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 3.2 x 27.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 Kg
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #111,084 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The oldest chocolate shop in Paris (opened in 1761) is exactly as you would picture it: the classic Parisian storefront says epicere fine (delicatessan) printed above the door in gold belle Epoque lettering. The window display draws shoppers in with its stacks of exquisite tins and boxes of confections. Inside this Montmartre gem, the scene is just as nostalgic: subway tile floors, white-on-blue enamel signs, and wooden countertops lined with glass jars bursting with sweets, including bon bons, fruit confits, caramels, and cookies. Everything is divided into two categories - les incontournables (roughly, 'impossible to ignore') and nouveautes (novelties) - but all are irrEsistible. - Travel & Leisure

About the Author

Julien Merceron is the Paris-based chief chocolatier for À la Mère de Famille.


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For anyone who has ever walked into a candy store and felt lured to every corner, "A La Mere De Famille" provides a fantasy walk through Rose Marshmallows, Hazelnut Caramels, Almond Macarons, Milk Jam and so much more.

Leafing through the book, readers will notice the nostalgia welling up: pages have orange-tinted edges reminiscent of old-fashioned gilding; the styling of the recipes on the pages evokes creaking floors and dinging cash registers; photos of brightly coloured confections add intense visual punch.

The book's 95 recipes cover caramels, truffles, small tea cakes, cookies, lollipops, fruit gums, brittles and even ice cream. Julien Merceron provides clear instructions and even some illustrations for the trickier techniques. Though some of the projects might prove more finicky than the simply-written recipes imply, anyone with an adventurous baking spirit will have fun with them.

Most of the described treats will be familiar to anyone with a sweet tooth but some of the more obscure, French-specific recipes (amants, berlingots, calissons) would become clearer with more explanation or even a brief history of the confection. Regardless, between the book's ingredient lists, photos and good old Google, readers can feel confident in their ability to produce unique desserts.
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A treat in store from the first page. If you enjoy reading the story behind the recipes this is the book for you. Written with passion and enthusiasm, not just a collection of ingredients and process. Photographs of final cooked items and the confectioners add the final perfect touch. I am working my way through this book, and everything has come out tasting great so far.
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What a lovely book! The recipes are solid and there are many pictures to go with each recipe. This book would also make a great gift to an epicurean.

If you can appreciate that whimsical feeling of being in a candy or chocolate store and can appreciate the art of french pastries and bon bons, then this book is 100% worth the money.
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Amazon.com: HASH(0xa13d7858) out of 5 stars 25 reviews
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
By Maya V - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Really great cookbook. an excellent step up from novice/intermediate baking and candy making.The pictures make your mouth water, the stories are great and the recipes are challenging.
10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa11052ac) out of 5 stars Can't say enough good things! March 2 2014
By D. Cochener - Published on Amazon.com
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Have you been to A La Mere de Famille in Paris? If so, this is a must have as it brings all your memories to life right on the pages of the book! There is a plethora of recipes with easy to follow directions but it is the history of the store that held me from the very first. This is a beautiful book!
Don't forget that if you speak French, this book came out first in French so you might want to have it in French instead!
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa2a31a2c) out of 5 stars delicious, few ingredients, easy to make April 16 2014
By king - Published on Amazon.com
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I was drawn to this book not only because it's beautifully done but most recipes are easy to do, don't need special ingredients and involve very few steps to make the sweets. Since I bought this book many people who came over have seen it and went on to buy it. Makes a great present, too.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa0f7d264) out of 5 stars The greatest cookbook ever for very simple but very wonderful tasting ... Nov. 23 2014
By Alicia - Published on Amazon.com
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The greatest cookbook ever for very simple but very wonderful tasting baked goods. I own 200 books on baking and this book cuts thru all the #@$^ and just makes it so easy to produce the best! I wish there were a little more back story, but boy everything is so good ! One of the best baking books ever!!!
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HASH(0xa1596f6c) out of 5 stars Why not include the original versions (in weight) of the recipes? June 28 2015
By CJ - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Why, oh why didn't the translators choose to include the original weights of ingredients? First, these ARE European recipes, after all, and second, many committed bakers in the U.S. have and use digital scales that can easily convert ounces to grams. To convert from grams to cups, the authors had to have tweaked their original recipes somewhat, and I would've preferred to use the originals. I don't speak or read French, so buying the original cookbook version doesn't work. Otherwise, an exquisite book!


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