Ready to make the holidays easy as pie?  Kate McDermott, author of The Art of the Pie shares the secrets of making a successful and delicious pie. Recently, I interviewed this pie expert at Les Dames d’Escoffier Conference. McDermott’s first advice is to keep everything chill – including yourself.  Butter actually starts melting at 59 degrees,…

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    Be inspired by Chef Amy Arnold’s playful and poetic pastry pairings.   As the Executive Pastry Chef of  DineAmic Group, Chef Amy has created memorable moments for those who have dined at Siena Tavern, Bar Siena, Public House, Prime & Provisions, and Bull & Bear.   To celebrate National Dessert Month, I visited Siena…

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Chef Gale Gand is a nationally acclaimed pastry chef, restaurateur, cookbook author, television personality, teacher, entrepreneur and mother. She has baked with Julia Child, hosted “Sweet Dreams” on the Food Network, written seven cookbooks, judged “Top Chef,” and even created a root beer. Tune in for delicious tidbits from Chef Gale to bring “joy and…

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