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decadent desserts
Recipes from Ch
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  • Language: English
  • Binding: Hardback
  • Publisher: Flammarion
  • ISBN: 9782080300591
  • Edition: 2008
  • Pages: 160
In Decadent Desserts: Recipes from Château Vaux-le-Vicomte, Countess Crisitina de Vogüé invites us into the splendor of her home at the château and divulges sixty-three recipes from her exclusive collection. Personally selected from family recipe books and the château’s archives, passed along by close friends, or inspired by her international travels, these decadent desserts are the perfect finale to an elegant meal. From Grandmother’s Chocolate Gâteau to S t ra w b e r ry T i ra m i s u , and from Lady Cawdor’s Orange Soufflé to Floating Islands with Pink Pralines and Green Tea Custard, these recipes from a seasoned hostess are suited to every occasion, from afternoon tea to holiday feasts. The book opens with the history of the château, whose impressive architecture and idyllic gardens were the inspiration fo r Versailles. Stunning original photograp hy s h owcases the finished desserts in the atmospheric interior spaces and shaded gardens of Vaux- le- Vicomte. F rom the château’s lush brocade upholstery and fine crisp linens to its crystal tableware and silver place settings, this volume is rich in the details that define French style, and it offers a multitude of serving ideas. Dessert lovers and all those inspired by traditional French decoration and style will appreciate this unique volume.
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