Pies, Pâtés, and Pastries

From Sternberg Press / On the Table

Pies, Pâtés, and Pastries

Secrets Old and New of the Art of Cooking

By Charlotte Birnbaum

Translated by Nicholas Grindell

Distributed for Sternberg Press




Pies, pâtés, and pastries are the noblest of foods. Their inner life is always a secret; their outer form, a sculpture. No other dishes are so well suited to surprises and culinary amusements. In her enchanting and historically enlightening little book, Charlotte Birnbaum traces the life of such delicacies through diverse cultures and traditions. Here, wondrous anecdotes of noblemen and farmers alike are woven together, each accompanied by toothsome recipes.


$25.00 T ISBN: 9783943365313 132 pp. | 4.25 in x 7 in 10 color illus., 5 b&w illus.

Not for sale in Europe or the UK.


Nicholas Grindell.