WorldCat Identities

Mesnier, Roland

Works: 5 works in 16 publications in 2 languages and 1,329 library holdings
Genres: Biography 
Roles: Author
Classifications: TX773, 641.86
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Roland Mesnier
Dessert university : more than 300 spectacular recipes and essential lessons from White House pastry chef Roland Mesnier by Roland Mesnier( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The White House pastry chef presents recipes for desserts that combine natural flavors and an attractive presentation, outlining five key skills in pastry preparation
Roland Mesnier's basic to beautiful cakes by Roland Mesnier( Book )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his twenty-five years as Executive White House Pastry Chef, Roland Mesnier prided himself on creating a unique dessert for every special occasion, from elaborate State Dinners and formal receptions to smaller family gatherings and birthday celebrations. In Roland Mesnier's Basic to Beautiful Cakes, the author of the classic and comprehensive Dessert University shows home cooks how to create desserts that can be beautifully embellished to serve any occasion by using a small set of foolproof cake recipes. Hazelnut Ring Cake, for example, can be served on its own at teatime, as it was in the Reagan White House; or, with the addition of espresso-flavored whipped cream and a crown of caramelized phyllo, can become the memorable culmination of an elegant dinner party. Chocolate Dome Cake (one of the Carters' favorites) can be topped with raspberry glaze, served with Grand Marnier mousse, or spangled with berries. Blueberry Upside-Down Cake with yogurt sauce is a light treat for a long weekend morning; the cherry version, with its lattice of whipped cream, will delight children and adults alike, and the truly grand Peach and Spice Upside-Down Cake with Brioche "Peaches" is a show-stopping confection, elegant enough for the Clintons to serve to the chancellor of Germany and the prime minister of England. Even on the most important ocassions, Chef Mesnier believes that desserts don't have to be filled with butter and cream. Recipes like the wheat-free Carrot Cake, the dairy-free Orange Sherbert Cake with Glazed Oranges, and the low-fat Apricot SoufflE Cake with Apricot Grand Marnier Sauce satisfy guests with special dietary concerns but still meet Roland's exacting standards for taste and presentation. The easy-to-follow instructions for these time-tested recipes anticipate pitfalls and offer sensible suggestions for when it is worth to invest in high-end ingredients and equipment and when you can get by without them, and how to peel and slice fruit for the most attractive results. With Chef Mesnier taking you through every step of each carefully constructed recipe, you can be sure that your cakes will be delicious and spectacular every time. Soon you will have mastered the basic recipes and a few of the more advanced techniques, and you will be able to develop a repertoire of your own. like Chef Mesnier, you'll be able to tailor your desserts to the tastes of your guests or the spirit of a celebration. Whether the table is lit by tapers and laid with your best silver or you are serving a few friends Sunday supper in the kitchen, you will be able to create sophisticated mouthwatering desserts that your guests will remember for weeks to come
All the presidents' pastries : twenty-five years in the White House : a memoir by Roland Mesnier( Book )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in French and English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This extraordinary success story, told by the hero himself. of a young French pastry chef who climbed his way to the top, embodies the great American dream
All the Presidents Pastries by Roland Mesnier( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Audience level: 0.17 (from 0.00 for All the Pr ... to 0.24 for A sweet wo ...)

Dessert university : more than 300 spectacular recipes and essential lessons from White House pastry chef Roland Mesnier
Alternative Names
Roland Mesnier American chef

Roland Mesnier franzsisch-US-amerikanischer Konditor und Kochbuchautor

English (12)

French (4)

Roland Mesnier's basic to beautiful cakesAll the Presidents Pastries