Industry Pros

Meet the Bakers in Williams Sonoma’s Peppermint Bark Off

To celebrate Williams Sonoma's twentieth anniversary of their holiday staple, their Peppermint Bark, we hosted a Peppermint Bark Off Competition at their Columbus Circle flagship store in New York City! Editor-in-Chief Brian Hart Hoffman...
Sheet cake

Shake Up Your Sheet Cake

Consider Erin Jeanne McDowell the baking version of a fairy godmother. Only, instead of transforming mice and pumpkins into a horse and carriage, the cookbook author revamps humble banana bread into a triple-decker caramel-coated layer...

Making Chocolate at Guittard

By Alice Medrich Guittard Chocolate Company has been quietly making some of your favorite chocolate from—bean to bar—for 150 years. Follow a small batch of cocoa beans through the Guittard Factory to see how they...
The Cook's Atelier

A Look Inside The Cook’s Atelier Cookbook (Plus a Giveaway!)

In honor of Bastille Day on July 14, we'll be celebrating with a Cook's Atelier-themed giveaway. And what, may you ask, is The Cook's Atelier? Only the ultimate French secret.  The Cook's Atelier is many things:...
High-Altitude Baking

Reaching New Heights: Master High-Altitude Baking

By Linnea Covington  The higher you go, the more you must adjust a recipe. A mountain resort pastry chef shares her tips on high-altitude baking.  When baker Shannah Primiano moved to Park City, Utah, from Florida,...
Mooncakes

Rebecca Firth on Making Mooncake Magic

Rebecca Firth, a.k.a. DisplacedHousewife, is your go-to baking ambassador for worldly treats. This single mom of two has been baking her way to the top of the blogosphere since 2014, continuously showing off her...