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Articles, Food & Recipes · June 8, 2016

Pate a Choux: The Most Versatile Dough in Pastry

There are a couple of superheroes in the pastry lineup; pastry cream, pie crust, meringue…but none are as versatile and easy to master as Pate a Choux, or cream puff dough.

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Articles · May 24, 2016

Starting a Food Business? Here are 5 Key Rules to Follow.

The only rule you should write down on a post-it and stick to your forehead is this: You should only be in this business if you can’t not be in it.

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Articles · May 18, 2016

5 Years of Sweet Gratitude

Tucked away in a corner of Santa Monica Place, now at the entrance of the Metro’s final stop, is a room full of gratitude.

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Articles, Food & Recipes · May 11, 2016

Aw, Shucks! Pass the peas, please.

Spring is special, with cherries and plums and hints of peaches about, but shelling peas marks the season for our youngest one and I.

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Food & Recipes · March 29, 2016

Canning 101: How to Make Jams and Preserves

Hey! You! Relax! It’s time to jam. Turn on the tunes, clear your calendar and your counter for a couple of hours; we’re going to make some sweet, sweet preserves together

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