sweet devotion - Daniel Álvarez


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2nd edition. A contemporary approach to artisanal viennoiserie

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sweet devotion, A contemporary approach to artisanal viennoiserie 

Lightness, the aroma of butter, the intensity and spontaneity of a panettone, the always constant doughs -croissant, mille-feuilles, palmeras, ensaimadas, Neapolitans. Few were taken seriously, but now they claim stardom. Daniel Alvarez is perhaps one of the professionals who has believed in them the most. This book is born with the musical title of "Sweet Devotion" and is born from this chef’s eclectic career. 

It is time to place the puff pastry and brioches in the gastronomic place that they deserve. Daniel Alvarez was tired of finding books that barely explained anything, when these products are much more than simple recipes. That is why more than 600 photos have been divided into dozens of step-by-step instructions, a lot of techniques, tips, and advice with which to achieve success in a puff pastry or in the fermentation of a panettone.

The art of integrating butter into a dough

Butter is one of the main protagonists of pastries. Delicacy and nobility shine among its virtues, but they cannot be separated from the complexity of its manipulation and the great importance that its integration demands in a dough, whether brioche, croissant or puff pastry. In #SweetDevotion, the keys to obtaining a perfect glutinous mesh in doughs like brioche are approached, to not be lost along the way. The key aspects are also exhibited to achieve a light, well-caramelized, regular puff pastry.

The best European specialties with an artisan touch

In more than 250 pages, Daniel Álvarez goes through the fundamental specialties of European pastries, from the mythical croissant to the palmier and the millefeuille, passing through kouglofs, panettones, ensaimadas and other specialties that have achieved universal fame. All of them go through the sensibility of the author, who gives each result a touch of proximity, accentuating the flavors of the Mediterranean shore from which he works (almond, olive oil, lemon ...)

  • Language Bilingual (English and Spanish)
  • ISBN-13 978-84946323-3-4
  • Author/s Daniel Álvarez
  • Hardcover 256 pages
  • Published in 2017
  • Weight 1,4 kg
Product Reviews
  • Number of Reviews : 32
  • Average Grade : 4.7 /5
  • Lydia W.
  •  the 23/12/2020
  • 5/5
Good explanation of steps.
  • Tomas H.
  •  the 11/12/2020
  • 5/5
Perfect recipes, high quality book printed on nice paper with super photographies.
  • Gabriel F.
  •  the 10/12/2020
  • 5/5
  • Shahar A.
  •  the 13/10/2020
  • 5/5
  • Nicolas M.
  •  the 08/06/2020
  • 5/5
Very good book
  • Mariia K.
  •  the 25/05/2020
  • 5/5
Interesting and useful, written with a soul. Bravo, Daniel!
  • Lorena E.
  •  the 05/05/2020
  • 5/5
Its amaizing!
  • Delia D.
  •  the 03/05/2020
  • 5/5
Bellissimo libro sulla viennoiserie. Veramente completo
  • Carolina D.
  •  the 26/01/2020
  • 1/5
The content is very good, the design of the book makes it difficult to read and sadly I think my copy is not a good one as some pages are extremely light, it wasn't cheap by any mean and I can't believe how bad some pages are printed. As much as I really like the book itself because of the content I'm very tempted to send it back.
› Comment from Books For Chefs the 02/01/2020

Sorry to hear about that. We'll consider your opinion to improve the design. Our team will contact you to find out about the misprinted pages and try to find a satisfactory solution.

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  • G.a. D.
  •  the 17/12/2019
  • 5/5
nice book, looking great
  • John M.
  •  the 09/12/2019
  • 5/5
love this book
  • Sebastian P.
  •  the 15/09/2019
  • 5/5
Very professional service, solid company despite the long distance books arrived from the payment after 48 hours. Thank you very much and I recommend it.
  • Choon T.
  •  the 21/08/2019
  • 1/5
Fonts color used for english is difficult to read.
› Comment from Books For Chefs the 24/07/2019

Thank you for your suggestion. We're sorry that the edition is not to your liking.

  • Alexander P.
  •  the 09/06/2019
  • 5/5
  • Annett O.
  •  the 14/04/2019
  • 5/5
Great sstucture and detailed information.
  • Gustavo L.
  •  the 15/02/2019
  • 5/5
Most incredibly didactic book on especialised yeast doughs. Actually, sorry. In every aspect it covers. This book has so much detailed information about processes and outcomes. It really shows how certain things affect the preparation and cooking of the products. Daniel Álvarez didn't hold information back on this masterpiece. As a professional I'm extremely satisfied with all the in depth knowledge shared by him. Muchas Gracias Chef!
  • Charlie S.
  •  the 06/02/2019
  • 5/5
Super book
  • Robert D.
  •  the 01/12/2018
  • 5/5
Have a sweet tooth and love any book with recipes and sweets.
  • Kalyan Y.
  •  the 07/09/2018
  • 5/5
A must have for serious baker and love the way the book has given some much insight about the subject.
  • Marios A.
  •  the 22/06/2018
  • 5/5
It's a brilliant and a helpful book for professional bakers, chefs or for people who just like to make viennoseries in their own home. About the English translate,in my opinion it's a pretty good job with just a few problems but nothing important. I recommend this book to everybody just because it's perfect. (Have a nice reading people! )
  • Justin T.
  •  the 24/04/2018
  • 5/5
Beside a couple recipe not translated, or translation lost. A good inspired profesional book.
  • Mattia G.
  •  the 14/03/2018
  • 5/5
after more then 10 years working in a kitchen I finally got an amazing book for pastry especially croissant and puff pastry... thank you very much Daniel Alvarez. can't wait to try all the recipe..
  • Johanna G.
  •  the 28/01/2018
  • 5/5
Good book. My boyfriend, who is Patissier really liked it.
  • Michael C.
  •  the 23/01/2018
  • 5/5
Good to see others using same technique I have been
  • Pearce C.
  •  the 22/01/2018
  • 4/5
Great book but just is just a little hard to read in some parts because of the translations
  • Giovanni A.
  •  the 19/01/2018
  • 5/5
Excellent product
  • Hana S.
  •  the 08/01/2018
  • 5/5
Clever, professional, only red script in english language is not good for reading...
  • Elena D.
  •  the 26/12/2017
  • 5/5
I like this book. Very useful for me.
  • Jack L.
  •  the 23/12/2017
  • 5/5
Awesome tool bool
  • Vladyslav R.
  •  the 13/12/2017
  • 5/5
Best viennoiserie book.
  • Joao L.
  •  the 10/12/2017
  • 5/5
Must have!
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