“If you make a syrup for a sorbet or souffle, take jasmine flowers and infuse them into a passionfruit base. Coax the flavor out from what already exists. Be intimate with your ingredients.” Chef Sherry Yard
Let’s celebrate flavors with Chef Sherry Yard, James Beard Award winning Outstanding Pastry Chef and a host of The Great American Baking Show. As a creator of the legendary Spago Beverly Hills’ chocolate “Oscars” at The Governors Ball and as a mentor on The Great American Baking Show, Chef Sherry exudes and shares her passion for creating sweet and memorable moments through flavor with Kitchen Chat’s co-hosts Margaret McSweeney and Chef Jaime Laurita.
On this special podcast, Chef Sherry has some great advice for aspiring “cheftesants” for The Great American Baking Show. In addition, she highlights a great memory with Julia Child and gives a lesson on ganache from her first cookbook, The Secrets of Baking: Simple Techniques for Sophisticated Desserts and spotlights her favorites in Desserts by the Yard: From Brooklyn to Beverly Hills: Recipes from the Sweetest Life Ever.
Here are Chef Sherry Yard’s Top Tips for the Home Chef:
Your tongue is the most important tool in your kitchen.
The freezer is your good friend. It’s okay to use the freezer.
Make a meal and share it with someone else