I'm very happy to announce Les Dames d'Escoffier has awarded me as the 2015 Grande Dame. I'm incredibly excited and honored to be recognized, and would like to thank all of those who have helped me get this far in my culinary career.
Thank you to all!
An Iraqi breakfast at Nawal Nasrallah's home, with her husband Shakir. So delicious!
At the AFI Reception for my son's Thesis Directing Debut.
A tour of the Galil Mountain Winery in Israel. Of course, we tasted the wine after the tour!
A few friends dropped by to help me taste variations of Putterkuchen for my new book.
A demolished Christina Tosi funfetti cake for an engagement party. Delicious.
Enjoying a cavatelli salad with morels, fava beans, blistered asparagus, carrot butter & ricotta salata at Big Bear Cafe in Washington, D.C.
I talked to Steve Inskeep of NPR's Morning Edition about Passover, just a few of the food symbolisms, and, of course, matzo balls! Listen to the intervew and get my recipe for matzo balls here.
And have a happy Passover!
My Sacher Torte, decorated with the helping hands from Martha's Table, for Jacques Pépin's 80 cakes birthday celebration at the IACP conference. An unforgettable evening!