Son, grandson, and great-grandson in a long fine of bakers, Eric Kayser has bread- and cake-making in his genes. In Eric Kayser's Sweet and Savory Tarts the master baker reveals his secrets for creating perfect pie crusts and fillings, in a collection of sixty delectable tart recipes. The tart is one of the simplest of dishes-fresh, choice ingredients piled high on a base of crisp, flaky pastry-yet in Eric Kayser's hands this basic concept provides the springboard for an endless variety of delicious recipes. There is a tart to suit every appetite and occasion: whether for a lazy Sunday brunch or a sophisticated dinner; a morning coffee break or a show-stopping final course. Among the satisfying main course tarts are Pepper and Smoked Ham Tart or Mushroom, Feta, and Cherry Tomato Quiche. Suggestions for salad accompaniments provide the perfect foil for these delicious creations. For dessert, recipes such as Mixed Berry Tart or Normandy Apple Tart celebrate seasonal fresh fruit, while White Chocolate with Raspberries or Milk Chocolate with Caramel will appeal to chocoholics everywhere. Kayser's fool-proof instructions for selecting ingredients, getting the most out of your kitchen equipment, and preparing a variety of sweet and savory doughs ensure perfect results for the home baker. From a succulent spinach and goat cheese quiche to white peaches in wine heaped on a golden, flaky crust, Eric Kayser's Sweet and Savory Tarts holds the key to making authentically irresistible French tarts.