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Pastry Cookbook The Art of Fine Baking Paula Peck First Edition 1961

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First edition of a true classic in the food and baking world, this cookbook was written in 1961 by Paula Peck, a highly regarded food authority in the 1950s and 60s. As stated in the introduction by James Beard, "...this book is is as complete a treatise on the art of baking as you will find in the English language."

Contents include:
General information
Basic cakes
Frostings, fillings, and decorations
Pond cakes, Loaf cakes
Puff paste and strudel
Gateaux and Torten
Petit Fours, Glaces and small dessert cakes
Cookies and Petit Four secs
Breads, coffeecakes
Pastry appetizers and Hors d'Oeuvres

320 pages, including the index. illustrations are black line drawings, both decorative and functional.
Dust jacket is torn in places and pages are yellowed, though clean and not torn; cover boards are clean and spine is intact.

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Pastry Cookbook The Art of Fine Baking Paula Peck First Edition 1961


  • Vintage item from the 1960s
  • Materials: paperboard, paper dustjacket
  • Ships worldwide from Ohio, United States
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