Pierre Hermé Macarons at SF Cooking School

SF Cooking school macaron class It’s been a while since my pastry school days, and oftentimes I feel the itch to get back into class to keep up with the newest trends, brush up on old skills, or just to be around some nice shiny professional equipment again. After talking to chef Nicole Plue about […]...

Summer Catch-up

Finished reviewing cookbook galleys…guess what’s next? Happy summer! During these lazy and languid days, the instinct is to be out in the sun, watching my daughter testing her increasingly steady gait around the playground or enjoying something cold and preferably garnished with a paper umbrella by the pool, not indoors staring at a computer....

{Sweet San Francisco} {Chocolate Review}: TCHO’s New TCHOPairings Bars

Things have been a little on overdrive around here. A baby that can crawl and stand, lots of recipe testing, and the holidays peeping around the corner. The nice thing about being a new mom, of course, is that people are infinitely sympathetic and kind. “Oh, you must be so busy! It’s ok if you’re […]...

A New Professional Pastry Program at the SF Cooking School

   The San Francisco Cooking School – a new opportunity to learn from some of the city’s best culinary talents. All photos in this post courtesy of SFCS. When I get asked about going to pastry school, I have a shortlist of schools I usually guide people towards. Therefore, I was excited when I heard […]...

{Sweet San Francisco} Baker + Banker: Dessert All Day Long

For those of you waiting for a recipe post, don’t worry – I have one coming up on Monday! There’s no lack of fantastic restaurants and bakeries in San Francisco, but Baker + Banker stands out as a fantastic restaurant and bakery. Run by husband and wife team Jeff Banker and Lori Baker, Jeff handles […]...

{Sweet San Francisco} Sweet Alchemy: Michael Recchiuti’s Chocolate Lab

A dessert cafe is probably the last place you would expect to see an Erlenmeyer flask, but it’s quite apropos at Michael Recchiuti’s Chocolate Lab. Recchiuti has already cemented his place as one of San Francisco’s premier chocolatiers, and he’s decided to go back to his restaurant roots with the opening of Chocolate Lab, a […]...