Pierre Hermé Pastries - Pierre Hermé, Laurent Fau This is the ultimate recipe book for a French patisserie fanatic. Even if I never make anything from it, I'll be happy to have it sitting on my bookshelf, reminding me of the very delicious cakes and macarons I've bought at Pierre Hermé's chic boutique in rue Bonaparte in Paris. *sigh* And, as it happens, it won't just be sitting on my bookshelf. I'll be baking plenty of things using this book, starting this weekend.

Anyone who's interested in this book should make sure that they get the revised edition, which was published in November 2012. The original (March 2012) edition apparently has a number of errors.