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April 20, 2010 6:47 AM Subscribe
I can't afford Pastry School, but I can afford Pastry Textbook School. What should I buy?
posted by santojulieta to food & drink (10 answers total) 25 users marked this as a favorite
I want/need to get aaaaawesome at baking without dropping $16k on Pastry School. I want to get the most awesome texts possible to help me do this.
I'm not just looking for cookbooks. I want to understand the science behind baking as well, so I can learn to make recipes, not just regurgitate someone else's recipes. If something fails, I want to understand why it failed.
What do you home bakers/professional bakers/pastry chefs suggest?