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High-Altitude Baking with Blogger Barbara Schieving

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Tips for Baking at High-Altitude Our Test Kitchen is here in New England and I am a northeast girl, so I am not an expert on high-altitude baking. There are certain guidelines to be aware of for best baking results and it made perfect sense to turn to someone who has the experience. Barbara Schieving…..

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The Emily van Euw Interview

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One of Our Favorite Raw Food Bloggers – Emily van Euw   Emily van Euw is the creator of the blog thisrawsomeveganlife.com. She came across my radar with her book, Rawsome Vegan Baking. Emily takes a very holistic approach to eating, cooking and her desserts. We chatted about her relationship with food and how she develops…..

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Interview with Cara Reed of Forkandbeans.com

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Baking Healthy with Cara Reed of Forkandbeans.com If you are a fan of healthy but decadent baking, you probably know Cara Reed from Forkandbeans.com Yes, that blog title doesn’t exactly project healthy content (more on that later) but Cara is a prolific blogger who, in her words, creates recipes “where food allergies and creativity come…..

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Allrecipes.com Launches Video Cooking School

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Learn from Allrecipes with New Video Classes Allrecipes.com has launched a video based Cooking School and we were lucky enough to get a peek at their Baking Basics video, which includes lessons for both pie crust and quick breads. We sat down to a chat with Sonja Groset who was the project lead for the…..

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Dining Well at The Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain

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 The Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain is located in Paradise Valley, AZ.  Nice address, eh? The resort consistently makes the ranks of the top locations to unwind in worldwide reviews. A lot of that has to do with the unparalleled natural beauty of the location but also because of the spa and all the pampering. Audrey Enriquez is…..

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The Kim Nelson Interview: This Gal Tamed the Sharks

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Kim Nelson of Shark Tank Talks About Cakes & Entrepreneurism A few years back I was watching ABC’s Shark Tank, my new obsession at the time. Bakepedia was a fledgling start-up and I enjoyed watching entrepreneurs try to get the Shark’s attention with their products. Kim Nelson walked out onto the set with an idea about how…..

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The Anne Willan Interview

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I haven’t mentioned memoirs on Bakepedia before, but after reading Anne Willan’s One Soufflé at a TimeI knew that would change. The book opens with a list of items she has smuggled in her suitcase over the years. The fact that she brought “trunks of American flour to France for testing recipes” immediately resonated with…..

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The Jane Hornby Interview

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Baking Tips from the UKs Jane Hornby Jane Hornby’s What to Bake & How to Bake Itis a lush looking title from Phaidon, perfect for holiday gift giving or for your own library. Jane was called the “Gen Y Nigella Lawson” and indeed many of her recipes have a decided UK flair from her Festive…..

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The Helen Rosner Interview

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Saveur’s Authentic Approach in a New Book Saveur the magazine is celebrating its 20th anniversary and has released Saveur: The New Classics Cookbook. It contains over 1000 recipes and tips; many culled from the magazine and some newly developed for the book. The book has an elegant but approachable feel, just like the magazine, and it…..

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The Alice Medrich Interview – #2: Flavor Flours

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Flavor Flours with Alice Medrich I have been enamored of Alice Medrich’s work for years ever since she enticed me with her approach to chocolate in her debut book Cocolat, which should be on your shelf, by the way. Alice has a way with ingredients where she coaxes their very best qualities to the fore…..

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The Allison Lubert Interview

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A Chat with Sweet Freedom Bakery Owner Allison Lubert Allison Lubert is a trained nutritionist, who, after experiencing food sensitivities and being diagnosed with food allergies set out to create desserts and baked goods that she could enjoy. Her adventures in the kitchen were so successful that she opened her Sweet Freedom Bakery in Philadelphia…..

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The Ben Mims Interview: Sweet & Southern

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Ben Mims on What Makes a Dessert Southern What makes desserts southern? We went to the source and chatted with Mississippi native Ben Mims, author of Sweet & Southernabout baking with Moms and Grandmothers, his favorite way to wrestle a fresh coconut and why his twists on southern desserts make sense for how we bake…..

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The Nick Malgieri Interview

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Pastry Today with Nick Malgieri Nick Malgieri is a prolific cookbook writer and teacher based in New York City. He is currently the Director of the Baking Program at the Institute of Culinary Education (ICE). I have known Nick for years and he is always ready and willing to share information – basics and minutiae…..

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The Peter Reinhart Interview

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An Exclusive Chat with Peter Reinhart  Peter Reinhart is one of our nation’s most valuable bread bakers. He deserves that exalted status because not only does he make kick-ass bread, but he wants to help as many people as possible achieve fabulous results at home. Peter is an amazing teacher, in person and in print,…..

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The Karen Morgan Interview

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Karen Morgan of Blackbird Bakery Dishes on her New Book The gluten free market is crowded, whether you are looking at raw ingredients, mixes, actual baked goods, books or websites. Some rise to the surface such as Karen Morgan’s new book, The Everyday Art of Gluten-Free. (You can also read our full book review). This book…..

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The Dominique Ansel Interview

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A Chat with Cronut Inventor Dominique Ansel Do you know Dominique Ansel? If you think you don’t you are probably wrong as he is the inventor of the Cronut™ – that croissant/doughnut hybrid that took the world by storm. His newly published book, Dominique Ansel: The Secret Recipes does indeed include an at-home recipe for his…..

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The Alan Richardson Interview – A Chat with Dorie Greenspan’s Photographer

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Alan Richardson Tell Us How To Take Better Food Photographs What makes you want to make a recipe? It might be the name (Death by Chocolate, Outrageous Chocolate Chip Cookies) or the fact that the headnote guarantees you the most foolproof yellow cake ever, but chances are that even before you got to those words you were…..

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The Dorie Greenspan Interview

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Baking With Dorie Dorie Greenspan’s new book, Baking Chez Moi, is about to hit the shelves. The nearly 500-page book is complete with chapters covering cakes, both simple and fancy, cookies, pastries, fruits, creams and candies. You can also read our complete book review. This article is about my chat with Dorie to discuss the book…..

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Extreme Brownies with Connie Weis

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The Test Kitchen received a copy of Connie Weis’ new book, Extreme Brownies. One look at the cover and I thought, this book is aptly named. Three very clean-cut brownies, with sharp, square edges and a very dramatic look told me right away that this author had a perspective. The subtitle states, “50 recipes for the…..

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The Rose Levy Beranbaum Interview: Part 2

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Rose’s New Book, The Baking Bible, Debuts I have known Rose since 1988 and our first meeting set the tone for our relationship – one of mutual respect, sprinkled with laughs, zest for inquiry and an easy-going rapport. This interview took place over a few months, a few phone calls and many emails! Mainly because we start…..

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