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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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Korova Cookies

Korova Cookies

March 31st, 2008  | Category: Chocolate, Cookies


Today, Cafe Fernando turns two years old and I would just die if I don't mark this occasion with my most favorite cookies of all time: Korova Cookies. These cookies made their debut in "Paris Sweets: Great Desserts from the City's Best Pastry Shops" by Dorie Greenspan. There is another very impressive person behind the recipe - the man Vogue magazine once called "The Picasso of Pastry." No, ...

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Swan Raspberry Eclairs

Swan Raspberry Eclairs

December 07th, 2006  | Category: Chocolate, Dessert


Lately, I have developed a huge interest on all things Julia Child. I have ordered many of her books and her DVDs from Amazon. It is no surprise that a lot of people are obsessed with her. It is much more obvious after reading "My Life in France". As the title suggests, it is a memoir of her life and culinary adventures during her years in Paris. ...

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Chocolate Desserts by Pierre Herme

Chocolate Desserts by Pierre Herme

October 01st, 2006  | Category: Chocolate, Cookies, Tarts and Pies


"Chocolate Desserts by Pierre Herme" arrived from Amazon during a very light work day. Having heard raving reviews about the book, I flipped through the pages to choose a recipe to try after work. Although I had my eye on the chocolate macarons, I decided to postpone baking them to a future weekend and try Viennese Chocolate Sables first. I must say... These are by far the best ...

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