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No Cook Appetizers in Palo Alto Weekly

The holidays are my favorite time for baking but often one needs an appetizer recipe for a party to whip up quickly and without the fuss of turning on the stove or oven. The Palo Alto Weekly asked me to … Continue reading

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Charitable Baking for the Holidays

Each year I fill the holiday season with Christmas baking.   An annual Buche de Noel with my son is always on the list for Christmas Eve, sometimes I teach Christmas cookie classes, often Buche de Noel classes, participate in cookie … Continue reading

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Diane Krön Chocolatier

When in Hungary eat marzipan.   That was one key item I hunted for while in Budapest a few years back.   I was delighted to find some in a grocery store in Budapest but that is rather standard fare for Hungary … Continue reading

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Bram Makes it to the Dessert Round on Chopped Junior

I was amazed two of my students competed on Chopped Junior in the same month.   With pride I’m happy to announce that Bram made it to the dessert round. Bram cooked and plated like a master chef every step of … Continue reading

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Anna Wins Chopped Junior

Hats off to young Palo Alto chef Anna Ghai. We are so proud of her.  Anna attended La Toque de Cindy’s Cooking camps in 2016 and 2017.   She was a delight to have in class and we hope we taught … Continue reading

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Recommended Reading: On Food and Cooking

“The Food Lab” has been a darling of cooks and foodies alike recently.   This is a wonderful book and one that will boost your knowledge of the chemistry behind everything you eat.   It’s a fascinating read and I recommend it … Continue reading

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Where Our Food Comes From: Mademoiselle Colette

Every blue moon I happen upon a restaurant or a bakery which blows my mind. Mademoiselle Colette’s in Menlo Park at 816 Santa Cruz Avenue, California, is one of those.   Their mastery of the fine art of pastry goes way … Continue reading

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