This book was a disappointment- the measurements are volume only (cups), so for anyone accustomed weight measurements, just even browsing through this book is difficult - you really cant get an idea or feel for the recipe. The pictures are few and uninspiring.
I don't like the writing style either - in the introduction to the recipes there are quotes from Herme-talking about his inspiration for the recipe, then the other author takes over and tells you things like `Pierre uses two different chocolates to make the mousse, but if you can only get one high quality chocolate, carry on - it will still be delectable'
It just doesn't seem like a genuine collaboration - more like Greenspan was given Hermes recipes and a short note on his inspiration behind it, and it was then just reworked to fit the American, home cook market. Lazy and Uninspiring.
A better option would be Herme's 'Pastries' book.
Personally, I no longer buy Pierre Herme books-I find that too many of them are just reworked recipes from his other books - it just comes across as lazy (and if you have his PH10 book, you'd never need to buy another of his books anyway-since all the other books seem to be a rehash of these recipes)
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