Archive for January, 2014

The Trouble with Chocolate

Sunday, January 26th, 2014

For all the encyclopedic knowledge, intuition, palate training and intricate skills I possess within my field, the biggest challenge for me on a regular basis is chocolate. Not necessarily tempering (although I need more practice in that area and do plan on exploring the world of bonbons this year), just the oddly necessary inclusion if […]

Crostata Time

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

A year ago, I was working my first job in pastry after my traumatic layoff. I took it because I thought I’d be mentored and have some guidance, something I felt like I really needed. I was wrong in my initial perception of the job. If it hadn’t been for me working out of a […]

I’m Back

Sunday, January 5th, 2014

It’s been a long fucking year and a half. It started when I was downgraded from “executive pastry chef” to “pastry chef for just that place over there” and then “too expensive to keep.” That was around when I did my last entry. What followed was a period of profound stupidity and maturation. I tried […]