It’s a pop-up book from Pierre Hermé!
There are just sixteen archetypical Hermé recipes here, all using flavor combinations for which the great pastry chef has become famous, such as the rhubarb-passion fruit-strawberry trio he calls “Celeste,” employed in a tart and in a sundae-like verrine. By far the most attention-grabbing aspects of the book are the whimsical pop-ups, eight in all, that add a playful elegance: a tree decorated with macarons, a cheesecake sporting a crown of feuillantine, a towering wedge of dacquoise topped with a vibrant red cherry. This is far from an essential acquisition, but the childlike sense of whimsy is very charming. And, of course, some people just have to have everything Pierre Hermé writes.
In French. Color illustrations throughout. Hardcover.