Smart Mouth Newsletter: Give Us Every Single Madeleine

2023-11-24T18:41:06-08:00November 14th, 2023|

by Caroline Saunders"It could be their flavor — which stuns, but fades fast — or their echoes of Proust, but it could also be their whiff of mystery. I first heard the contradictory myths of the madeleine from the pastry chefs at Le Cordon Bleu Paris, who gave a [...]

Smart Mouth Newsletter: Egypt’s most popular dessert comes with a deadly story

2023-07-13T10:59:51-08:00June 29th, 2023|

The sinister story behind Egypt's ubiquitous dessert, Om Ali By Mary Fawzy Om Ali, the Egyptian bread pudding-ish dessert, can be found at almost any corner cafe or restaurant in Egypt (and beyond in other North African and Middle Eastern countries). Its popularity stems from how satisfying and [...]

Smart Mouth Newsletter: Pictures of Pavlovas

2022-10-05T00:01:37-08:00September 28th, 2022|

Pictures of Pavlovas By Nicole Schnitzler A pavlova combines a meringue’s crisp outer shell and chewy center with fruit and cream. It’s easy to love. It’s also a fun menu item for pastry chefs, since they can play with fillings and flavors while adhering to a popular texture profile. Though its [...]


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