The cream puff is the Eiffel Tower of Parisian pastries: iconic, beloved, and displayed everywhere. The recipe is so irrefutably timeless that even Pierre Hermé, France’s most famous (and endlessly innovative) pastry chef, still uses the formula he learned as a 14-year-old apprentice.
Performance artist and unlikely chef Tom Brown is bringing strangers together around the tiny kitchen, where he’s serving up tiny foods and words of wisdom. Along with his fully functional portable kitchen, Tom has made more than 300 utensils and tools that he uses to cook up real, edible miniature foods. He may be passing out free lunches, but the gifts he gets from his customers are worth all the work.
Last round, my efforts to recreate the fabled McDonald’s Szechuan Sauce were wild, flailing shots in the dark, pathetic and meager attempts to recreate a long-lost condiment out of scanty information and back-alley sources.
There’s milk, dark, white, and now, ruby chocolate. It’s made naturally from ruby cocoa beans and tastes sour.
This sustainable initiative is helping to save Haiti’s forests.
Rodney Dangerfield made a career on thumbing his nose at social mores, making sexual advances toward older women, and eating a giant sandwich made out of hors d’oeuvres.