Founded in 2004 by The French Culinary Institute, PastryScoop.com is a fun, information-packed site dedicated to supporting and celebrating baking and the pastry arts.


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The French Culinary Institute teaches the protocol, language, and techniques upon which all Western cuisine is based. The FCI offers a rigorous six-month program by day and nine-month program by night for those who seek quality, intensive culinary and pastry arts education in a condensed period of time. The school also offers a career track in bread baking. Its extensive roster of Specialized Training programming for those of all skill levels covers a wide array of disciplines, including food writing, wine and beer studies, restaurant management, food styling, cake decorating, and culinary technology. The FCI’s time-tested hands-on Total ImmersionSM method of instruction taught by the industry’s best informs all of its curricula, including its intensive consumer courses designed for serious amateurs. In 2007, The Italian Culinary Academy, sister school to The FCI, opened its doors. For more information, visit www.frenchculinary.com or call (888) 324-CHEF.

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A very tart wild plum that grows along the Atlantic coast, used for making jams and jellies.

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