The Sweet History of the Macaron

First things first, before we dive into the history of the macaron let’s get the most important thing out of the way – how to pronounce macaron vs. macaroon. Although both are equally delicious, the way it is said could mean the difference between happiness and (possibly) disappointment. If you

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Meet the Chef: Ewald Notter

In this installment of “Meet the Chef,” we are delighted to introduce Chef Ewald Notter. Ewald boasts global acclaim as a pastry chef, and since 1991, he has been an integral member of Club Coupe du Monde Team USA. Read our story on The Basics of Pastry: Essential Tools Needed

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Sugar cream pie

Recipe: Chef Scott Green’s Sugar Cream Pie

While pastry chefs might wish to claim Pi Day solely for pies, the truth is, it’s dedicated to the mathematical constant π. Pi, approximately equal to 3.14159, represents the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter. Given that pies are often circular in shape, it’s fitting that we have

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The History of the Cheesecake

Less than 10 months remain until the 2025 Coupe du Monde de la Pâtisserie. Currently, the Continental Selections are in progress to ascertain which countries will secure a place to compete against the world’s finest pastry chefs next January in Lyon, France. The European Selection took place in France this

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chocolate souffle

Everything you need to know about a (chocolate) soufflé

Today, February 28th is Celebrate National Chocolate Soufflé Day! So it is only fitting we pay tribute to this heavenly, delectable, timeless dessert. While this indulgence remains beloved, it tends to grace the menus of upscale restaurants more frequently nowadays. Crafting a soufflé is a culinary challenge requiring precision. Numerous

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Chocolate fudge cake with chocolate mousse and raspberries

Recipe: Raspberry & Chocolate Mousse Cake

Fruit and chocolate, a match made in culinary heaven! There’s something utterly delightful about the combination of sweet, creamy chocolate and the natural sweetness and tang of fresh fruit. Whether it’s the classic pairing of strawberries dipped in rich, velvety chocolate, the tropical twist of bananas drizzled with melted chocolate,

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The Basics of Pastry: Essential Tools Needed for Sugar and Pastillage Work

Sugar and pastillage work represent intricate and delicate forms of culinary artistry, transforming basic ingredients into stunning edible creations. These techniques have been refined over centuries, captivating both professional pastry chefs and hobbyists alike with their versatility and beauty. Sugar work involves manipulating sugar in various forms to create decorative

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The Basics of Pastry: Marzipan

Though marzipan might not have gained as much popularity in the United States, it is a delightful and sweet delicacy cherished in various regions worldwide. Today, on January 12, as we celebrate National Marzipan Day, we hope to change that perception. Marzipan throughout the world Serious Eats says that the

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The Basics of Pastry: A primer on bittersweet chocolate

In celebration of National Bittersweet Chocolate Day on January 10th, let’s delve into a brief narrative about the enchanting and delicious world of bittersweet chocolate. Once upon a time, in the lush landscapes of Central and South America, ancient civilizations cultivated and cherished a divine treasure – the cacao bean.

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