|The Art of the Confectioner: Sugarwork and Pastillage|
A showpiece created entirely from sugar is truly a work of art, and it takes an eye for design and strong pastry skills to work with this delicate medium. The Art of the Confectioner is the ultimate guide to working with sugar to create beautiful sugar and pastillage shapes, flowers, figurines, and breathtaking full-scale showpieces. Author and award-winning pastry chef Ewald Notter shares wisdom gained from more than 35 years in the pastry kitchen, and combines straightforward advice and step-by-step instructions with lessons on developing artistry and design skills.
The book begins with a basic overview of sugar, including information on the equipment and ingredients needed to work with sugar and Isomalt. Subsequent chapters cover Pastillage, Sugar Casting, Sugar Pulling, Sugar Blowing, and New Trends in Sugarwork, and include detailed instructions on how to make everything from delicate flowers to whimsical blown sugar figurines. And the final chapter shows how readers can bring together all the skills learned throughout the book to create award-winning sugar and pastillage showpieces. From working with shapes and color and choosing a focus point to developing a sculpture based on a particular theme, Notter provides insights into all the tricks of the trade and expert advice on preparing for competitions.
Throughout the book, techniques are explained with simple, step-by-step instructions and illustrated with clear how-to photos, while stunning showpiece beauty shots provide inspiration. The book includes hundreds of color photos as well as beautiful hand-painted watercolor illustrations by the author, and an Appendix of templates is provided to help readers replicate the showpieces shown throughout the book. For pastry students, aspiring confectioners, and professional pastry chefs looking to improve their skills for restaurant work or competition, The Art of the Confectioner is a must-have guide from one of the field's most well-known experts.
About The Author :
Considered to be a leading expert in and renowned master of modern day confectionery arts, Chef Ewald Notter is also known well known as a competitor and teacher. He has won numerous awards, including National and World Pastry Team Champion and Pastry Chef of the Year. In 2001, he won the gold medal with the US Team at the Coupe du Monde in Lyon, France, receiving the highest score ever recorded in sugarwork: 699 out of 700 points, helping the United States Team achieve its very first Gold Medal. In 2003, Ewald was honored from the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences with the 5 Star Diamond award as “One of the Finest Confectionery Chefs of the World." He was also the first pastry professional inducted into the Pastry Art and Design Hall of Fame. Ewald continues to teach and coach internationally, all while publishing highly respected books on his craft. He is also the founder and owner of the Notter School of Pastry Arts in Orlando, Florida- a fabulous destination for both professional and aspiring pastry chefs from around the globe. The school is recognized as one of the world's most prestigious pastry schools, with teaching methods based on the artist-apprentice model practiced in Europe for many centuries.
Looove this book. I teach pastry arts and bought this for my students to check out. They were in awe. Sugar work is a very difficult art to make but this book gives beginners a glimpse of how to start. It’s definately more for advanced pastry chefs but I think anyone with the passion will enjoy it.-Sarah Hernandez
Ewald Notter's book is so hard to find, let alone at a reasonable price. Thank you Amazon! For anyone interested in learning the art of sugar pulling, blowing and design, this book is the bible of sugar work. Beautiful illustrations and directions. I won't lie, it's not an easy craft, but this book surely helps to teach you what you need to now to at least start. It goes from beginner to advanced. Love it!-Terracey Gessel
Download Cooking Ebook The Art of the Confectioner: Sugarwork and Pastillage | 25 Mb | Pages 368 | PDF | 2012