Ripe, seasonal fruits, fragrant vanilla, toasted nuts and spices, every luscious flavour imaginable is grist for the chill in The Perfect Scoop, pastry chef David Lebovitz's gorgeous guide to the pleasures of homemade ice creams, sorbets, granitas and more. This collection of frozen treats ranges from the classic and the comforting to the cutting edge. All come with an emphasis on intense and sophisticated flavours, and are served with a bountiful helping of the author's expert techniques. The Perfect Scoop also features irresistible toppings and sauces ranging from classic hot fudge to exotic candied red beans and cajeta (a Mexican form of caramel), and mouth-watering mix-ins like chocolate chip cookie dough, buttercrunch toffee, and honey-sesame brittle. With an essential equipment overview, advice on what to look for when purchasing ingredients, and expert technical advice, this oh-so-cool book contains all the info you'll ever need on how to create the perfect scoop.
DAVID LEBOVITZ is a pastry chef, author, and creator of the award-winning food blog www.davidlebovitz.com. Trained as a baker in France and in Belgium, he worked for twelve years in the pastry department at the famed Chez Panisse restaurant in Berkeley, California. Room for Dessert, his first book, was an International Association of Culinary Professionals award nominee. He is also the author of The Sweet Life in Paris and The Perfect Scoop. David writes, blogs, and leads culinary tours from his home in Paris, France.