Cooking with chocolate is the theme on this week's episode of A Taste of the Past, as Linda Pelaccio is joined by "The First Lady of Chocolate", businesswoman, baker and cookbook author Alice Medrich. Alice explains how she found her way to baking and chocolate, and how she's adapted to thinking in terms of home cooking instead of complex kitchen baking. Learn some tips for making world class desserts at home, and find out how sugar balance is essential for delicious and wholesome taste in sweets. This program was sponsored by White Oak Pastures.
"When I sold my business, I became a home cook again and started to realize that for a home cook and entertainer, it was not so easy to make complex desserts...so increasingly I've started to think more and more about the home cook who may have a limited kitchen, less time and less experience."
"One of the things that's consistent in my career is that I want to taste the ingredient more than the sugar."
-- Alice Medrich on A Taste of the Past