Soufflés — A Love Story

My first experience with soufflés came during my very first hours working as an extern (code name for person who knows nothing and makes even less) in the kitchen of a now defunct French restaurant […]


Tips for Whipping Egg Whites

With Easter just days away, eggs – in one form or another – will likely grace your tables this week. If custards, soufflés or meringues are on your menu you’ll no doubt find yourself (or […]

Cream of Tartar

What is Cream of Tartar?

Cream of tartar, or potassium acid tartrate if you want to get chemical about it, is a fine, white powder made by purifying and grinding the crystals that form inside wine barrels during the wine-making […]


Meringue 101

‘Tis the season of meringue — meringue-topped pies, meringue tarts, cookies and rich, creamy buttercream frosting. All of these holiday treats are made with meringues, egg whites that are whipped, much like whipped cream, with […]