The Pâtisserie of Dreams
by Philippe Conticini & Thierry Teyssier (Hardcover—2014)
La Pâtisserie des Rêves (translating literally as The Pâtisserie of Dreams) is the name of the world-famous traditional French pastry shops—five in France, two in London, and two in Japan—that are the brainchild of pastry chef Philippe Conticini and entrepreneur and hotelier Thierry Teyssier. Their recipe book of the same name, published in French in 2012, was published in English to coincide with the historic opening of their first London shop early in 2015. The book contains over 70 recipes for their signature pastries, including the traditional Saint-Honoré (choux pastry, cream, caramel topping) and Paris-Brest (choux pastry with praline cream and praline sauce).