Baking Lessons: Pâte à Choux

I recently enrolled in a Pastry Fundamentals class at the San Francisco Cooking School. I'm no stranger to baking, but I figured it would be a good exercise to get some professional training and pick up a few new skills.  Plus, the fundamentals of pastries are the basis of ice cream, so this can only... Continue Reading →

The Scoop: Sloan’s, Las Vegas

Summer in San Francisco is a paradox. The days are generally pretty cool and often foggy and grey. There may be a brief, glorious window of sun late morning into mid-afternoon (depending on what part of the city you're in), and then the wind picks up and drags a fresh new blanket of fog over... Continue Reading →

The Scoop: Churn Urban Creamery

It was a pretty epic weekend in San Francisco. We have been waiting ten years for the new "Grand Central of the West," the Salesforce Transit Center, to open, and this was the weekend it finally happened! A huge grand opening Block Party was held to mark the occasion. While it is functionally a bus... Continue Reading →

The Scoop: Milk Bar, New York, NY

I have been looking forward to this stop ever since I saw the kick-off episode of the new season of Chef's Table on Netflix. If you haven't seen the show, do. It's by far the most compelling, well-done documentary-style storytelling I've ever seen - and it's all about food. The latest season is completely dedicated... Continue Reading →

Perfect Summer Picnic Blueberry-Peach and Strawberry-Chocolate Chip Greek Yogurt Cakes

A Blueberry Peach Greek Yogurt Cake and a Strawberry Chocolate Chip Greek Yogurt Cake were two perfect summer dessert options for our party that served as great showpieces against our otherwise standard-fare BBQ spread. The brightly colored fruit is beautiful and strikingly bold. Plus, cakes made with greek yogurt are extra light and fluffy, making them the perfect option for a warm summer day.

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