On Baking, Third Edition, Update enhances the fundamentals approach that has prepared thousands of students for successful careers in the baking and pastry arts. It teaches both the how and why, starting with general procedures, highlighting core principles and skills, and then presenting applications and sample recipes. Professionalism, breads, desserts and pastries, advanced pastry work—including chocolate work—are each covered in detail. To help students truly master baking, the book also incorporates scientific, cultural, and historical aspects of the culinary arts.