Another incredibly detailed offering,
Rezension bezieht sich auf: The Pie and Pastry Bible (Gebundene Ausgabe)
Like The Cake Bible, this is a very detailed, incredibly researched book. Ms Berenbaum tolerates nothing short of perfection. If you're interested in EXACTLY how to make the perfect pie crust or puff pastry, this is for you. If you find analyses of Heckers flour vs King Arthur mind-numbing, you might want to pass it up and go back to the baking chapter of The Joy of Cooking.
Although it's geared towards the more serious baker, it's useful for novices too, as the instructions are very detailed and she goes to great lengths to explain why she does everything she does (this is good for bakers of all abilities, because some of her techniques are nontraditional).
Many of the recipes are time consuming, but they are worth it--gorgeous to look at and delicious to taste.