The daring, innovative badboy of the American dessert scene is also a dedicated hard worker, an approach demonstrated clearly by his debut cookbook. The former pastry chef at NYC's Restaurant Daniel and Jean-Georges, he is also well known for serving as the head judge on Bravo TV's Top Chef: Just Desserts. Here, Iuzzini offers a series of mini desserts in quartets of complementary flavors and textures. Each can be served individually, but offered as a flight, they soar. One sample foursome: mango lhassi; coconut pain perdu with cream cheese ice cream and papaya-lime compote; flambeéd bananas with rum-and-coke ice cream and peanut phyllo crisps; pineapple polenta cake with ginger-spice sauce. Professionals will quickly see that the flavor and texture ideas about here and the book provides fertile ground for additional imaginative inspiration.
Hardcover. Color photographs throughout.
Stay Current with Our Newsletter
Join our mailing list to learn about new releases, special offers, and great events.