Saturday, November 27, 2010

Behind the Scenes - The Elements of Dessert, Pt.2







These are a few more photos from the last session of photos for my upcoming book, "The Elements of Dessert". We have two more weeks to shoot in December and then we are done.
Thank God!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Pre-Thanksgiving day at the CIA- Apple Pie bakery-Cafe





















Today is one of our busiest days at the cafe. We make hundreds of pies (thank you Matt for doing such a wonderful job making and organizing pie production) and special Thanksgiving items and have an insane amount of customers (over 3000!) and work hours logged. These are just a couple of photos from our product today which was made by my staff and students. In the racks are pumpkin, apple and pecan pies. The pumpkin shaped cakes are, well, pumpkin cakes with a spiced milk chocolate ganache center. I love Thanksgiving but I am also grateful that it is now, at least for us, done until next year.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

The Modern Cafe in "The Huffington Post"


I am extremely honored and flattered to be in this list of books compiled by a person whom I admire tremendously: Chef Michael Laiskonis from Le Bernardin in NYC. It is a list of the chef's ten essential cookbooks and "The Modern Cafe" made the cut. Thanks chef!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Behind the Scenes - The Elements of Dessert








We just started shooting for my upcoming book, "The Elements of Dessert" slated to come out April of 2012. I took a few pictures during the shoot and wanted to share them with you. This book will encompass the following elements:
Pre-desserts
Plated Desserts
Buffet Desserts
Passed-around Desserts
Entremets
Mignardises