Will Torrent is a rising star in the pastry world and in this, his first book, he aims to take the fear factor out of French patisserie. There are chapters on basic techniques, patisserie, tarts, petits fours, gateaux & desserts, and viennoiserie, and you'll find recipes for mocha eclairs, lemon tart, honey madeleines, brioche and macarons.
He is an award winning Patissier and Chocolatier and a rising star in the food world, with a grandfather who was a chef and a family who owned a patisserie in Paris, cooking has always been in Will's blood. His first foray into the world of high-class cuisine came at Heston Blumenthal's world-renowned Fat Duck at the tender age of 16.
In just a few short years the talented pastry chef has picked up an array of awards, including Craft Guild of Chefs Young Chef of the Year 2009, the 2010 Acorn Scholar and the first Medallion of Excellence when he represented the UK at WorldSkills Japan 2007
Certainly someone to watch!