The Culinary Institute of America
The Elements of Dessert
In The Elements of Dessert, renowned pastry chef Francisco Migoya, professor at The Culinary Institute of America, takes you on a guided tour through the innovative flavors, ingredients, and techniques in the thrilling world of desserts. He begins with the fundamental elements—such as mousses, doughs, and ganaches—revealing in each recipe how to incorporate these building blocks into inventive, unforgettable delicacies. Chef Migoya then explores basic pastry methods and dessert and menu composition principles in 200 recipes and variations in the essential groups of pre-desserts, plated desserts, dessert buffets, passed-around desserts, and cakes and petits fours.