Master the basics of dessert-making and you can create anything. That is the simple philosophy of Jacques Torres. Jacques explains it all in clear, plain language, so it's like having a teacher at your side. He doesn't just tell you what to do, he tells you why you are doing it that way. Dessert Circus isn't just a stunning collection of a hundred astonishing desserts, it is a primer in the building blocks of dessert chemistry. Each recipe is rated for its level of difficulty.