The Perfect Finish

The Perfect Finish

Special Desserts for Every Occasion

By Bill Yosses; Melissa Clark; Marcus Nilsson (Photographer)

W. W. Norton & Company, Hardcover, 9780393059533, 286pp.

Publication Date: June 2010

The Perfect Finish is playfully organized by occasion: I ll Bring Dessert features recipes easy to pack for potlucks; Straight from the Oven includes fruit pies best served warm; and Pick-Me-Ups spotlights brownies and chocolate chip cookies that will brighten your day. For the adventurous, Bill groups his guaranteed-to-impress desserts including his signature warm vanilla cake in a chapter inspired from his days in one of Manhattan's finest restaurants, Bouley. Bill also demonstrates technique and unfamiliar ingredients and explains how to store and transport desserts. This is a book for every taste and every experience level, with color pictures of nearly all the beautiful finished desserts.

About the Author
Bill Yosses has been a pastry chef for over thirty years. He has served apprenticeships in France and worked under chefs Daniel Boulud and Thomas Keller at the Polo Restaurant in New York City. He was executive pastry chef at Joseph Citarella in New York City and at the 4-star Bouley Restaurant and Bakery. He currently lives in Washington, DC, and is the executive pastry chef at the White House.

Melissa Clark is a regular contributor to "The New York Times," among other publications. She is the author of eleven cookbooks.