Creating delicious desserts is simple: Begin with the freshest ingredients and then add adventurous, globally influenced flavorings, and you have a whole new way of thinking about a meal's sweet course. The 44 recipes inside this book are inspired by the seasonal bounty that fills today's local farmers' markets; the unique, bold ingredients from the international pantry; and seasonings often used in savory cooking. Whether it's a tart, cake, pudding, or parfait, each recipe explains how and why the creative ingredient pairings work together to bring inspired new tastes to your table. Dozens of full-color photographs show how each dish should look, as well as portray an array of delicious and unusual ingredients to reinvigorate your desserts. With this book as your guide, you can end every meal with a tempting dessert that's full of fresh, intriguing flavor, all with surprisingly little effort.