By Roland Mesnier with Lauren Chattman. Photography by Maren Caruso and illustrations by John Burgoyne. ISBN 0-7432-2317-9. Hardcover with 545 pages including 16 pages of color photographs and index. Copyright 2004.
In his nearly 25 years as Executive Pastry Chef at the White House, Roland Mesnier created thousands of elegant, delicious confections and dazzling desserts for hundreds of State dinners and family occasions. In this beautifully illustrated volume the accomplished teacher and master chef shares his expertise with home cooks.
Recipes in each chapter are organized from the simplest to the most complex with Chef Mesnier walking you through each step, pointing out common mistakes, and offering insights on technique gained from his years as a professional.
A Mount Vernon bookplate with Chef Mesnier's unique autograph has been placed in this beautiful cookbook.