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  • A comeback for pastry chefs

    A comeback for pastry chefs
    The final flourish of your meal arrives at the table — a rich pudding of chocolate cremeux ("creamy" in French), candied pistachios, a crumble made from ground pistachios, and both dehydrated and frozen mandarin. Its deliciousness almost obscures the effort that went into its making. Behind the chocolate, cream and fruit are the blood, sweat and tears that were shed for the sake of dessert — years of practice and hours of production.
  • Chef of the Moment: Laurel Hardware's Mario Alberto makes pork apple pie

    Chef of the Moment: Laurel Hardware's Mario Alberto makes pork apple pie
    Mario Alberto is the executive chef of Laurel Hardware, the bustling West Hollywood restaurant and bar that offers a serious scene and serious dinner (and brunch and lunch too), and a restaurant that soon will open in the former Lola's space. Alberto, a...

    Chef Charlie Trotter did not die of ruptured brain aneurysm, wife says

    Chef Charlie Trotter did not die of ruptured brain aneurysm, wife says
    After an inconclusive autopsy Thursday, the search for the cause of death of pioneering Chicago chef Charlie Trotter continues. But his wife says he did not die as a result of a ruptured brain aneurysm. That possibility was floated by friends who...

    Jean Banchet dies at 72; Chicago chef set high standard

    Jean Banchet dies at 72; Chicago chef set high standard
    Jean Banchet, a prodigiously talented chef and gregarious personality who almost single-handedly raised Chicago's dining reputation from a steak-and-potatoes town to a serious restaurant city, has died. He was 72. Banchet, Chicago's first celebrity...

    Charlie Trotter dies at 54; put Chicago on foodies' radar

    Charlie Trotter dies at 54; put Chicago on foodies' radar
    Renowned Chicago chef Charlie Trotter, an inspirational and notoriously mercurial figure whose eponymous restaurant became an international destination and who pioneered a bold, distinctly American form of haute cuisine, has died. He was 54. Rescue...