Pomegranate Sorbet for New Year’s Eve Dinner Party

Pomegranate Sorbet for New Year’s Eve Dinner Party

December 31st, 2010 | Category: Food, Photo Blog


Pomegranate Sorbet for the New Year's Eve dinner party at the mansion.

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The Best Chocolate Mousse of Your Life Under 5 Minutes

The Best Chocolate Mousse of Your Life Under 5 Minutes

December 22nd, 2010 | Category: Chocolate


Two ingredients (seriously, only chocolate and water) and five minutes later, you will be eating The Best Chocolate Mousse of Your Life. I promise. And you don't even need any fancy kitchen gadgets. Patience and a bit of elbow grease are required, but we always need those in the kitchen, right? This amazing discovery was made by the famous French chemist, Hervé This, who is also known as the ...

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Pierre Herme

Pierre Herme

December 10th, 2010 | Category: Travel


What can I say about Pierre Herme that hasn't already been said? Picasso of Pastry (Vogue), Kitchen Emperor (New York Times), The King of Modern Patisserie (The Guardian)... What else can you add to that list? He's simply the greatest French pastry chef alive. I have seen (and salivated over) many photos of his creations over the years, so I was a huge fan before I even set ...

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Sadaharu Aoki, Paris

Sadaharu Aoki, Paris

December 08th, 2010 | Category: Travel


Perfectly balanced layers of joconde, buttercream and ganache, dusted with matcha powder to resemble grass and painted with thin streaks of matcha glaze to look like bamboo stalks. The slice of cake on the left is called "Bamboo" and it is from the most inspiring patisserie I've visited in Paris: Sadaharu Aoki. At Sadaharu Aoki, located just a few blocks away from Jardin du Luxembourg (the largest public ...

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Paris Continued

Paris Continued

December 06th, 2010 | Category: Restaurants, Travel


I never would have thought one day I'd visit Paris, come back and tell you about a place that serves chocolate mousse in plastic cups. But I really am going to. And please don't leave. Hear me out first. Here's how it happened: Paris/Day 2/Noon/Hotel Room - We are dropping off morning's treasures and about to head out. Friend: "I am so hungry. Let's grab a quick bite ...

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