Synopses & Reviews
Candymaking is in the midst of a revolution. The public is increasingly hungry for hand-crafted chocolates and confections, heightening appreciation for the work of artisan confectioners who use traditional techniques and fine ingredients. Now, master confectioner Peter Greweling of The Culinary Institute of America has at lastproduced the bible of artisan confectionerya comprehensive guide to the ingredients, theory, techniques, and formulas needed to create every kind of chocolate and confection.
Illustrated throughout with nearly 200 striking full-color photographs and illustrations, Chocolates & Confections provides a comprehensive foundation in confectionery, offering accessible explanations of theory as well as illustrated step-by-step guidance on technique, from tempering chocolate to candying fruit. It also includes helpful charts that pinpoint common candy-making pitfalls and how to avoid them, guides to the best quality chocolate and other all-natural confectionery ingredients, as well as information on packaging and storage.
Chocolates & Confections features chapters on every confectionery typecream ganache, butter ganache, non-crystalline sugar confections, crystalline sugar confections, jellies, aerated confections, and nut centersand includes nearly 150 formulas for classic confections, such as marzipan made using fresh almonds, as well as contemporary variations such as Madras, a coconut curry butter ganache. From truffles, butter ganache confections, hard candies, brittles, toffee, caramels, and taffy to fondants, fudges, gummies, candied fruit, marshmallows, divinity, nougat, marzipan, gianduja, and rochers, it demonstrates how to produce world-class confections and provides the in-depth background information candy-makers need to formulate their own signature creations.
A comprehensive source of confectionery techniques and formulas
Chocolate and candy making today is undergoing a renaissance in public awareness and status. This book combines artisan confectionery techniques with accessible explanations of the theory and science as well as formulas for use in production. Fundamental information for the confectioner includes ingredient function and use, chocolate processing, and artisan production techniques. The book contains 140 formulas and variations for beautiful confections, including dairy-based centers, crystalline and noncrystalline sugar confectionery, jellies, and nut center and aerated confections.
Peter P. Greweling (Hyde Park, NY), a Professor of Baking and Pastry Arts at The Culinary Institute of America, is a Certified Master Baker and Certified Hospitality Educator. He has worked as a pastry chef at restaurants including New York City s Tavern on the Green and has extensive training in confectionery technology. He was part of the CIA faculty team that won the grand prize of the Socié té Culinaire Philanthropique s New York Culinary Salon in 1996 and 1997. For information on The Culinary Institute of America, see page 23.
Chocolate and candy making today is undergoing a renaissance in public awareness and status. This comprehensive book combines artisan confectionery techniques with accessible explanations of the theory and science as well as formulas for use in production. Fundamental information for the confectioner includes ingredient function and use, chocolate processing, and artisan production techniques. The book contains 140 formulas and variations for beautiful confections, including dairy-based centers, crystalline and noncrystalline sugar confectionery, jellies, and nut center and aerated confections.
"I am certain this new edition will quickly become the bible for all chefs."
"With extreme vigor and precision, The Professional Chef provides the techniques and basics needed to understand real cooking, which translates into creating with intelligence and respecting products."
Eric Ripert chef and co-owner, Le Bernardin
"Simply the most valuable cookbook you can own"
Michael Ruhlman author of The Making of a Chef and The Soul of a Chef
"A very impressive selection of methods, techniques, and recipes?Simply put, it is excellent."
David Burke executive chef, Park Avenue Cafe and Smith & Wollensky Restaurant Group
"A serious reference for serious cooks. It will definitely take a place of prominence in your library."
Thomas Keller chef and owner, The French Laundry
"The Professional Chef was our bible when we opened our first restaurant in 1981? and it's still where we turn when we're stumped in the kitchen."
Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken chefs and owners, Border Grill and Ciudad
"A passionate professional, Peter understands the philosophy of using only the freshest of ingredients to create chocolate edible works of art that arouse your senses."
—Norman Love, Chef and President, Norman Love Confections
"Peter Greweling has written the right book at the right time. Pastry chefs need to understand chocolate in greater depth than ever before; Chocolates and Confections provides that understanding with admirable lucidity."
—Robert Steinberg, Co-founder; Scharffen Berger Chocolate Maker
"The most complete chocolate and confections book that I have come across in my 35 years in the business… complete with great traditional and innovative recipes, easy-to-follow explanations, and great pictures."
—Biagio Settepani, Pasticceria Bruno
"This insightful book can be regarded as the Bible for serious chocolate artisans or for anyone who wishes to become one. Peter Greweling has written this book with so much thought and intelligence."
—Dieter G. Schorner CMB, CHE, Professor at the Culinary Institute of America
"Peter Greweling has taken the complexities of confectionery and chocolate technology and reduced them to an easy-to-understand subject. His complete explanations of his formulae and methods are easy to follow."
—Terry Richardson, Richardson Researches, Inc.
"Chef Grewling has covered the subject! The formulas are formatted in a most practical way while imparting artistry and wisdom."
—Thalia Hohenthal, Sr. Scientist, Research & Development, Guittard Chocolate Company
"An excellent book that not only tells you how to make a wide variety of chocolates and confections, but also explains the theory and equipment needed."
—Mel Warnecke, Warnecke Technical, Inc.
About the Author
PETER P. GREWELING
is a professor of baking and pastry arts at The Culinary Institute of America and a Certified Master Baker. He has worked as a pastry chef at a number of restaurants, including New York City's Tavern on the Green, and has extensive training in confectionery technology. Greweling was part was part of the CIA faculty team that won the grand prize of the Société Culinaire Philanthropique's New York Culinary Salon in 1996 and 1997.
Founded in 1946, THE CULINARY INSTITUTE OF AMERICA is an independent, not-for-profit college offering bachelor's and associate degrees in culinary arts and baking and pastry arts. Courses for foodservice professionals are offered at the college's main campus in Hyde Park, New York, and at its additional campus for continuing education, The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone, in St. Helena, California.
Table of Contents
Confectionery Ingredients and Equipment.
Cacao and Chocolate.
Packaging and Storage.
Noncrystalline Sugar Confections.
Crystalline Sugar Confections.