Recipes

Boston Cream Pie

If you read my memoir piece, What She Left Us, this infamous sweet treat will be familiar to you. This recipe from The New Doubleday Cookbook is not as complicated as its history and miraculous rediscovery, which I am grateful for. Boston Cream Pie Approximately 16 servings Basic Three Egg Butter Cake 2 cups sifted cake flour 2 teaspoons baking… Read More Boston Cream Pie

Profiles

Patience and Passion

“In pastry, you have to have patience,” Chef Amy Gilbert tells me, while talking about the ever-changing needs and palates of guests. “You can’t just chill.” These counterintuitive ideas would come to make sense as I learned about this chef of contradictions. When I first contacted Chef Gilbert, Pastry Chef at Canvas, the picture I… Read More Patience and Passion

Memoirs

What She Left Us

Childhood was a brief confluence of fantasy and reality. It started out with the rolling hills of our eight, wooded acres. It ran with our horses and dogs and jumped with the fish that our dogs hoped to catch. It rode the breeze that wafted unbroken fields of flowers in a neighborhood of five houses… Read More What She Left Us