The French Pastry School

The Art of French Pastry

by Chef Jacquy Pfeiffer, Co-Founder of The French Pastry School

Chef Jacquy Pfeiffer’s new book, The Art of French Pastry, is now on sale! The book is a classic-in-the-making from the co-founder of The French Pastry School and star of the documentary, Kings of Pastry. Written in the same style in which Chef Jacquy teaches, The Art of French Pastry is laced with charming memories and anecdotes from a lifetime in pastry and filled with thorough, step-by-step instruction that will allow you create delicious French pastries at home. The beautifully-illustrated book contains 75 recipes in chapters that include:

  • A Life in Pastry
  • The Craft of French Pastry
  • Essentials
  • French Pastry Fundamentals
  • French Pastry Classics
  • Tarts
  • Cookies
  • Cake and Ice Cream
  • Sweet and Savory Alsatian Specialties
  • Fourishes: La Cerise Sur le Gâteau

Thank you to these sponsors who made The Art of French Pastry possible:

I LOVE the book! I was wrapping it as a present for my friend and sat down and read all the stories cover to cover: I was up until 6:00 am! It was well worth it: I laughed at the early mistakes and crashing the bicycle with the ice cream cake while checking out the beautiful girl. I love the hints and the explanations of why you do what you do; for example, scaling vs. measuring. I think every cook should own this book.

Carrie Nahabedian | NAHA Restaurant

Jacquy Pfeiffer has taught some of the world's best pastry chefs: Now anyone can learn how to bake like a pro with this terrific book. It's a great resource – and an even greater inspiration.

Barbara Fairchild | Writer, Editor, Educator

The Art of French Pastry" is a wonderful book, beautifully organized, systematically written, and well-illustrated. It puts even the most complicated confections within reach of the experienced (and not so experienced) home baker. My only real quibble with the book is the title. This book is not really about the art of pastry (although it is artful), it is about method, technique and experience or- more explicitly- the science of pastry. Jacquy Pfeiffer has truly mastered the art of teaching French pastry, and this book gives everyone the opportunity to be his student.

Barbara Revsine | ChicagoNow.com

Everyone will love this book because it’s more than just a pastry chef giving his recipes – it teaches you about different techniques and ingredients. I’ve always known that Jacquy Pfeiffer is an incredible teacher, and through this book you can learn so much from him. The Art of French Pastry is easy to follow and really a joy to go through and cook from.

François Payard | Pastry Chef/Owner, Payard Pâtisserie

Jacquy Pfeiffer is a master whose talent and artistry I respect. He has written a book that everyone can enjoy – classic French pastry techniques, presented with Jacquy’s twist.

Jacques Torres, M.O.F. | Pastry Chef/Owner, Jacques Torres Chocolate

The Art of French Pastry is a very personal collection of exceptional French pastry recipes collected over many years by Jacquy Pfeiffer, one of the most gifted and respected pastry teachers and chefs. This book is a distillation of all the experiences accumulated over a lifetime, and Jacquy guides the reader through every technical step, just as if he were standing beside you in his pastry school, making sure that you’re achieving a glorious result. The book is written in the language of memories and can affect your life wonderfully. It is a must-read for anyone who wants to understand the art of French pastry.

Hubert Keller | Chef/Owner, Fleur de Lys, Fleur by Hubert Keller, and Burger Bar

Finally, a book that demystifies the secrets of classic French pastry! I am thrilled that Jacquy Pfeiffer has created this masterful, must-have book in which he shares his remarkable journey and recipes from apprentice to chef. Even the most skilled baker will be thrilled with these recipes that work like little miracles. This is a classic that everyone will use for years to come.

Sherry Yard | Author of The Secrets of Baking

The Art of French Pastry Book Tour!

Chef Jacquy Pfeiffer is coming to a city near you with The Art of French Pastry:
 

Past Tour Dates

Event Date Event Location Event

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Bloomingdale Public Library
101 Fairfield Way
Bloomingdale, IL 60108

7:00-9:00 PM: Lecture, Tasting, and Book Signing

Register here: http://www.mybpl.org/adultprograms

For more information, please call (630) 924-2730 or email nkendzior@mybpl.org.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

The Arts Club of Chicago
201 E Ontario St.
Chicago, IL 60611

11:00 AM - 1:30 PM: Private Luncheon, Lecture, Tasting, and Book Signing

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Skokie Public Library
Mary Radmacher Meeting Room
5215 Oakton St.
Skokie, IL 60077

7:00-8:30 PM: Demo, Tasting, and Book Signing

For more information, please call (847) 673-7774.

Monday, July 28, 2014

American Culinary Federation National Convention
Kansas City Marriott Downtown
W. 12th Street
Kansas City, MO 64105

2:30 PM - 4:30 PM: Demo and Book Signing

For event details, click here.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Culinary Historians of Chicago
Kendall College
900 N North Branch Street
Chicago, IL 60642

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Lecture, Tasting, and Book Signing

Cost of the program is $5 ($3 for students). No charge for CHC members, Kendall students and faculty, and The French Pastry School students and faculty.

For event details, click here.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Printers Row Lit Fest
Corner of S. Plymouth Court and W. Harrison St.
Good Eating Stage

11:00 AM-11:30 AM: Demo and Book Signing

For event details, click here.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Chef's Table
Chase Bank's Urban Market
10 S Dearborn, Chicago, IL 60670

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM: Demo and Book Signing

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Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Chez Moi
2100 N Halsted Street
Chicago, IL 60614

6:30 PM: Book Signing, Reception, and Alsatian Dinner 

$55 (plus tax and gratuity) - For reservations, call 773-871-2100.

Click here for details.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Ivy Tech Community College
2820 N. Meridian St.
Indianapolis, IN 46208

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM: Demo, Tasting, and Book Signing

For more information, please email cindy@circlecitysweets.com or call (317) 258-8646.

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Indy Reads Books
911 Massachusetts Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46202

5:00 PM: Lecture, Tasting, and Book Signing

For more information, please call (317) 384-1496 or visit indyreadsbooks.org

Saturday, May 31, 2014

City Market
222 E Market St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204

11:00 AM-1:00 PM: Demo, Tasting, and Book Signing

For more information, please email cindy@circlecitysweets.com or call (317) 258-8646.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

College of DuPage
The Culinary and Hospitality Center Amphitheater
425 Fawell Blvd
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM: Demo and Book Signing

No reservation required. 

Please call Chris Thielman at 630-942-2720 with any inquiries.

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Monday, April 28, 2014

Beverly Wilshire Hotel
9500 Wilshire Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM: Private Barry-Callebaut "Purity from Nature" Demo and Reception

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Surfas Culinary District
8777 W. Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM: Free Demo and Book Signing with Chef Jacquy Pfeiffer and Martha Rose Shulman 

For event details, click here.

Friday, April 25, 2014

New School of Cooking
8690 W Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232

7:00 PM: Demo and Book Signing

$25 - For reservations, click here.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The French Pastry School
226 West Jackson Boulevard
Chicago, Illinois 60606

April 22-24, 2014; 4:00pm - 9:00pm: The Art of French Pastry with Chef Jacquy Pfeiffer

$525 - follow the link for more details

Thursday, April 10, 2014

The Art Institute of Atlanta
6600 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, N.E.
100 Embassy Row
Atlanta, Georgia 30328

11:00 am-1:00 pm: Demo and Book Signing

For more information, please contact Paul Bodrogi at chef@pastrylive.com

Thursday, April 10, 2014

The Cook's Warehouse
1544 Piedmont Road, Suite 403-R
Atlanta, GA 30324

6:30 - 9:00 PM: Demonstration, Tasting, and Book Signing

$55 - Register here.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

The International Sugar Art Collection
by Nicholas Lodge
6060 Dawson Blvd., Suite F
Norcross, GA 30093

7:00 - 9:00 PM: Demo and Book Signing

$35 - Register here.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Williams-Sonoma
3393 Peachtree Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30326

12:00 - 2:30 PM: Demo, Lecture, and Book Signing

For more information, please call (404) 812-1703.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Embassy of France
4101 Reservoir Road, NW
Washington, D.C.

7:00 PM: Screening of "Kings of Pastry," Lecture, Book Signing, and Tasting. 

$15 - Register here.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Queen Anne Book Company
1811 Queen Anne Avenue North
Seattle, Washington 98109

7:00-8:00 PM: Book Signing

Friday, March 14, 2014

South Seattle Community College
6000 16th Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98106

7:00 AM-1:30 PM: Private Lecture and Book Signing

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

City Lit Books
2523 N Kedzie Blvd, Chicago, IL 60647

5:30 - 7:00pm: Free Lecture, Tasting, and Book Signing. For more information, please call (773) 235-2523.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Cook Memorial Public Library
701 Aspen Drive, Vernon Hills, IL 60061

7:00 pm: Lecture, Tasting, and Book Signing.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

King Arthur Flour
62 Fogg Farm Rd, White River Junction, VT 05001

9:00 am - 1:00 pm: Hands-on Course. Visit King Arthur Flour's website for more information.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

King Arthur Flour
62 Fogg Farm Rd, White River Junction, VT 05001

3:00 - 5:00 pm: Demonstration. Visit King Arthur Flour's website for more information.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Maple Street Book Shop 7523 Maple Street, New Orleans, LA 70118

11:00 am Free Lecture, Tasting, and Book Signing. For more information, please contact people@maplestreetbookshop.com

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Sucré: A Sweet Boutique, 3025 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm: Special Dessert Tasting, Lecture and Book Signing. Please contact the shop for more details.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans 921 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70112

4:00 - 6:00 pm: Free Demo, Tasting, and Book Signing. For reservations, please contact Chef Thierry’s assistant at The Ritz-Carlton, Kali Youghn at kali.youghn@ritzcarlton.com.

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Carnevor Steakhouse Moderne
718 N Milwaukee St., Milwaukee, WI

Book Signing and Dinner. For reservations and more information call 414.223.2200.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Vernon Area Public Library
300 Olde Half Day Rd., Lincolnshire, IL 60069

1:00 pm: Lecture, Tasting, and Book Signing

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Haven’s Kitchen
109 W 17th St., New York, New York 10011

7:00 pm: Student Demonstration and Book Signing

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Union League Club of Chicago
65 W Jackson Blvd., Chicago, IL 60606

5:30 pm: Authors Event: demo, tasting, book signing. For reservations, please call 847.446.8880 (Winnetka Bookstall). Price of the event is $45 and includes generous hors d'oeuvres service.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Books Inc. at the Marina
2251 Chestnut Street, San Francisco, CA 94123

7:00 pm: Lecture, Tasting, and Book Signing. Visit Books Inc. for more details.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Omnivore Books
3885a Cesar Chavez St.,
San Francisco, CA 94131

3:00 pm: Lecture, Tasting, and Book Signing. Contact omnivorebooks@comcast.net for more details.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Milwaukee Area Technical College
700 W State St, Milwaukee, WI 53233

10:00 am: Demonstration and Book Signing. Contact Chef Tom LaPierre at lapierrt@matc.edu for more information.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

La Rêve Pâtisserie and Café
7610 Harwood Ave, Wauwatosa, WI

5:30 pm: Book Signing and Five-Course Alsatian Dinner. For reservations call 414.778.3333