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The Peanut Butter Guy Enters the Bon Appétit Bake-Off

"As the only Serious Eats blogger in the contest, I had to represent." My Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie entry. Click here for the recipe » I've only been blogging for a few months now, so I was very surprised when Bon Appétit invited me to take part in their first ever Blog Envy Bake-Off on December 10. The first place prize was an all expenses paid trip to Las Vegas for the magazine's Vegas Uncork'd festival. Some of the other competition. To be totally honest, I didn't think I had any chance of winning. I felt like Anne Hathaway going up against Kate Winslet, Angelina Jolie, and Meryl Streep for Best Actress at last year's Academy Awards. Sure, I was... More

Coffee & Chocolate Panna Cotta

The following recipe is from the August 27th edition of our weekly recipe newsletter. To receive this newsletter in your inbox, sign up here! Revered pastry chef and author François Payard notes that, "while not specifically low in fat," you... More

Cook the Book: 'Chocolate Epiphany'

From classic cakes, tarts, and cookies, to newfangled churros, marshmallows, and pain perdu, the recipes in this week's Cook the Book selection all have one key ingredient in common: chocolate, and lots of it. In Chocolate Epiphany, fêted French pastry chef François Payard (owner of New York's acclaimed Payard Pâtisserie & Bistro and author of two previous cookbooks, Bite Size and Simply Sensational Desserts) turns his attention exclusively to chocolate, in all its luscious incantations. The 100 recipes range in difficulty from simple-yet-impressive chocolate crème brûlées and chocolate-honey madeleines (perfect for beginner home cooks) to show-stopping chocolate gâteau de crêpes with green tea cream and chocolate pavlovas with chocolate mascarpone mousse (a sumptuous challenge for ambitious bakers). According to François,... More

In Videos: François Payard on 'Nightline'

"What we do is the same thing like those on Broadway. Everyday you open the curtain and it's a new show." —François Payard Learn more about renown French pastry chef François Payard of New York City's Payard Patisserie and Bistro in his interview on Nightline's "Platelist" series. If you're not craving chocolate right now, you will after watching Payard make chocolate French toast and chocolate cake. After watching the video, grab the recipes and read more of the interview at Nightline's website.... More

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