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The Dish: Larissa Raphael

We here at PastryScoop.com know how difficult it can be for pastry chefs to find time to get out of their kitchens to meet their fellow colleagues and for the public to meet the creators of their favorite desserts. Consider THE DISH your introduction to some of the best and finest pastry talents out there Continue reading →

Give Me Cookies

Julia M. Usher, author of Cookie Swap and pastry chef extraordinaire, answers some of our reader’s most common cooking questions. We’re guessing these may be some of your questions, too. Read on to up your game in the kitchen (and turn out a delicious and beautifully decorated cookie or two) Continue reading →

The Official Bowls of Summer

Start the summer off right with bowls from Heath Ceramics. Fill them with a pile up of summer fruit, or use them to mise en place your next dessert. Practical, with a splash of sunshine for the kitchen—we guarantee these bowls will never see the inside of a kitchen cupboard.

Whether you are on

In the Kitchen: Almond Joys

Pastry Chef Pichet Ong makes this nut shine in three sweet treats that he’s also laced with a few other healthful and tasty additions Continue reading →

The Dish: Dorie Greenspan

We here at PastryScoop.com know how difficult it can be for pastry chefs to find time to get out of their kitchens to meet their fellow colleagues and for the public to meet the creators of their favorite desserts. Consider THE DISH your introduction to some of the best and finest pastry talents out there Continue reading →

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ribbon stage

Used in reference to those egg and sugar mixtures which must be beaten together until light and voluminous. The ribbon stage is the point at which the batter, when drizzled into the bowl from the end of the whisk, will leave distinct trails of batter on the surface of the mixture. These ribbons should

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This Valentine’s Day, All’s Fair in Love and War

Give us a box filled with beautiful, shiny chocolates on Valentine’s Day and we will gladly devour the contents—while you watch, if you don’t move fast enough! But New York City–based chocolatier Jacques Torres tells chocoholics to play fair on February 14th, or to at least give their lovers a fighting chance. Continue reading →

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