Deliciously photographed and inspired in part by his duties as the White House pastry chef, Bill Yosses's cookbook of sweet treats is cowritten with food columnist and James Beard Award winner Melissa Clark.
"The Perfect Finish passes my first test for a cookbook, which is: Does it make me daydream about the dinner party (or brunch) at which I'll serve these recipes? In this case, the 'yes!' came from the retro-fabulous Bouley Banana-Chocolate Tart, which derives its cleverness from fruit caramelized with lime juice. Or maybe it was the Crème-Fraîche Pancakes, the Chocolate-Caramel Tart with Sea Salt or the Chocolate-Chunk Cookies goosed with Nutella.... Their useful tips ... make cooking from this book a reassuring experience, like having a fairy godmother in the kitchen. I hope the Obama girls are taking notes."—NYTBR