Dessert First + Alessi: Chocolate Namelaka and Orange Blossom Cream

chocolate namelaka with orange blossom cream, cookie crumbles, and cocoa nibs I hope you’ve enjoyed my monthlong collaboration with Alessi. It’s been truly inspiring to get to work with some of their pieces – not to mention they’ve been making my place look that much lovelier too! I have a newfound appreciation for the pleasure […]...

Meeting Cookie Monster

Cookie Monster and the Cookie Monster cookie sandwich Sometimes opportunities come along that make me so happy I started this blog about baking. Case in point: I got an invitation to meet Cookie Monster and interview him a couple of weeks ago! Cookie Monster in my town! How could I pass up an opportunity to […]...

Dessert First + Alessi: Raspberry Hazelnut Frangipane Tartlets

  raspberry frangipane tartlets and petnic It’s almost Memorial Day weekend, and I hope you all have picnics and barbecues and welcome-to-summer festivities awaiting you! In honor of the holiday, I thought this new piece from Alessi’s spring/summer collection, PetNic, fit the summer theme perfectly....

Dessert First + Alessi: Olive Oil Cake with Roasted Peaches

Olive Oil Cake and Caccia cake server on the Quattro muri e due case tray When I was asked to pick which Alessi pieces I would like to work with, I faced an overwhelming catalog of riches to choose from. Alessi has over 90 years of history and has objects in every size, in a […]...

Dessert First + Alessi: Roasted Strawberry and Marshmallow Ice Cream

Strawberry and Marshmallow Ice Cream in Alessi Big Love Hello! I’m excited to announce a collaboration between Dessert First and Alessi for the month of May: four recipes by me, photographed in some of Alessi’s beautiful and distinctive pieces. This partnership came about a couple months when I was invited to preview some of Alessi’s […]...