• ‘Chef's Table: Pastry' Recap: Christina Tosi Channeled Her Childlike Wonder Into a Dessert Empire

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    How Tosi's cereal milk panna cotta inspired the launch of Momofuku Milk Bar The Christina Tosi episode of Netflix's culinary documentary series Chef's Table: Pastry explores how the New York City-based chef/restaurateur built a trend-setting bakery inspired by her love of classic American treats. Tosi opened the first Milk Bar - a spinoff of David Chang's Momofuku empire - in 2008, and now operates several locations throughout North America as well as an online business. In addition to her work in the kitchen, Tosi has written two cookbooks and has a third on the way in October 2018.
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  • ‘Chef's Table: Pastry' Recap: Corrado Assenza Makes Sicily's Favorite Gelati and Granita

    ‘Chef's Table: Pastry' Recap: Corrado Assenza Makes Sicily's Favorite Gelati and Granita

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    How one chef breathed new life into a 100-year-old institution Like the Nancy Silverton and Jeong Kwan installments of Chef's Table from Season 3, the Corrado Assenza episode of Netflix's hit docuseries focuses on a chef who makes comforting, inexpensive food that's also extremely sophisticated.
    At his humble sweets shop in Noto, Sicily, Assenza makes what some experts consider to be Italy's finest cannoli, gelati, and granita. What's more, the chef's dishes are considered to be distinctly Sicilian, since they showcase the best local produce and dairy from farms in the area. And, beyond...
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  • ‘Chef's Table: Pastry' Recap: How Will Goldfarb Found Redemption 10,000 Miles Away From Home

    ‘Chef's Table: Pastry' Recap: How Will Goldfarb Found Redemption 10,000 Miles Away From Home

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    The Netflix docuseries looks at the unusual career path of a visionary dessert maker Anyone who's ever tried and failed to get a creative endeavor off the ground might find watching the Will Goldfarb episode of Chef's Table: Pastry to be an inspiring and/or cathartic experience.
    The episode begins with the James Beard-nominated dessert virtuoso ruminating on how demanding and frustrating the life of a pastry chef can be. He was warned about this as a young chef, and the prophecy essentially came true. “There's only so many times you can hear you're the worst and not at least have it in...
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  • ‘Chef's Table: Pastry' Recap: Jordi Roca Turns Dirt into Dessert

    ‘Chef's Table: Pastry' Recap: Jordi Roca Turns Dirt into Dessert

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    The hit Netflix show goes inside the three-Michelin-starred Spanish restaurant El Celler de Can Roca The Jordi Roca episode of Netflix's Chef's Table: Pastry tells the story of how a rudderless young guy found his true calling in his older brothers' kitchen, and in doing so, turned their restaurant into one of the world's most acclaimed fine-dining establishments.
    “I am much younger than my brothers,” Jordi says at the start of the episode. “They weren't my parents, although they acted like they were. I felt small, inferior.” His brothers Josep and Joan Roca - who are 12 and 14 years older...
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  • A Complete Guide to Netflix's ‘Chef's Table: Pastry'

    A Complete Guide to Netflix's ‘Chef's Table: Pastry'

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    Everything you need to know about the four new episodes of David Gelb's hit documentary series Since its debut three years ago, David Gelb's Netflix series Chef's Table has raised the bar considerably for food documentaries. The show's hyper-cinematic style and emphasis on artistic virtuosity has helped the series earn two James Beard Awards, while influencing the look and feel of other culinary documentaries and inspiring a few hilarious parodies along the way. And now, after three proper seasons and a French-themed mini-season, all focusing on chefs who cook savory food, Gelb and his...
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