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Les Petits Sweets

Les Petits Sweets: Two-Bite Desserts from the French Pâtisserie, will be released on September 6, 2016. It is available for pre-order now. The French way is the petite treat: two delicious bites—just a taste—of a sablé, madeleine, petit four, nougat, caramel, or other dessert that packs a sweet punch. With the tiny desserts featured in Les Petits Sweets, you can taste more than one, make … Continue reading Les Petits Sweets

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Payard Cookies

Payard Cookies was published in November 2015. Third-generation pastry chef François Payard shares his favorite cookie recipes—the bestsellers at his popular New York City patisseries and cafés, the recipes he learned from his father, and the ones he makes at home. They range from the simplest sablés (butter cookies) to the most picture-perfect macarons, with everything in between: unassuming spice cookies, jam-filled linzers and other … Continue reading Payard Cookies

The Power of Great Design

When the United States team made culinary history at the 2015 Bocuse d’Or with its second place win—the first time an American team reached the podium of the international competition – both the food and the serving pieces contributed to the victory. Central to the team’s success was the show-stopping meat platter prepared by USA team leader Philip Tessier, displayed on a custom platter created … Continue reading The Power of Great Design

Hack//Dining NYC

It is my great pleasure to invite you to join us on June 27-29 for Hack//Dining NYC, a hackathon presented by Food+Tech Connect in partnership with Applegate, Google, Chipotle and Studio Industries to hack a better future for dining. Hack//Dining will bring restaurant and foodservice rabble-rousers together with tech and design nerds to prototype open source software and hardware solutions to industry-wide challenges.    Applications to participate are now open, … Continue reading Hack//Dining NYC

Memories of Mexico, Old and New

I first went to Mexico as a backpacker over winter break in 2007. My total budget for three weeks and 5,000 kilometers was $500, which ended up covering transportation, lodging, food, drinks, and a healthy dose of souvenirs and presents. Swiss friends drove down from Mississippi, picked me up in Louisiana, and drove on down to the border. We left the car in Laredo, Mexico … Continue reading Memories of Mexico, Old and New

Cookbook + Art at 2013 Food Book Fair

On Saturday, May 4 at 1 p.m., I am speaking on a panel titled Cookbook + Art at the Food Book Fair at the Wythe Hotel in Brooklyn. Use the code FRIENDSANDFAMILY for a 20 percent discount on registration for the panel. If you want to purchase full-day and three-day passes, use FBF2013, and ILOVEFBF for 50 percent off Foodieodicals. COOKBOOKS + ART Saturday, May … Continue reading Cookbook + Art at 2013 Food Book Fair