November 1, 2011

Stressed is desserts spelled backwards

 That should be the motto for competing on a dessert competition show. After I found out that I had a place on Sweet Genius, and right […]
December 22, 2011

Designer Doughnuts

One of the hardships of my life as a pastry chef/teacher/writer is that I go to Paris every few years to do research. I want to […]
March 7, 2012

Latke v. Hammantaschen Debate: The Solution is Salty-Sweet Caramel Hammentaschen

As a pastry chef who must spend her days tasting all things sweet, what I really want at the end of the day are potato chips. […]
March 16, 2012

The Ugliest Dessert You’ll Ever Love

Every Friday, gorgeous Italian Jewish women and men line up to buy this hideous dessert. What is the fuss all about? Recently I visited Rome and, […]
April 5, 2012

The Passover Hunger Games

There aren’t too many addictive Passover treats. On Chanukah I love my doughnuts and on Shavuot, I am a slave to my cheesecake, scooping up a […]
May 11, 2012

How Does Nougat Glacé Symbolize Jewish Survival?

Last week, I accompanied my twins’ sixth grade class on a visit the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. While the students visited the Daniel’s Story exhibit, designed […]
June 26, 2012

Summer Freeze

I met my first ice cream machine last summer when I walked onto the set of Food Network’s dessert show, Sweet Genius. Call me crazy, but […]
December 11, 2012

The Chanukah Splurge

When you put a cookbook out into the world you hear from a lot of people you do not know. A new bride once wrote that […]
January 17, 2013

My Life as an Air Traffic Controller

One day last year I was sitting in my kitchen at 5:00 pm checking email while dinner was cooking. The house was quiet and I had […]