If world exploration and travel experience provides a solid foundation for culinary inspiration, today’s guest has prepared and then some. Throw a dart at a map and it’s a good chance you’ll hit a place my guest has visited or even lived in. Clarice Lam was born in Canada and in her travels as a professional model she has been to over 280 cities, has lived in 13 cities in 11 countries on 4 continents. After her ten year modeling career, she attended Le Cordon Bleu in Italy and The FrenchCulinary Institute in New York. After school she spent time at Thomas Keller’s Bouchon Bakery and Jean-Georges Spice Market, She then went on to be the head chef at the Chocolate Room, the Brooklyn dessert restaurant that held one of Zagat’s highest ratings, a 28. In 2012, Clarice launched The Baking Bean, an oven-to-door bakery specializing in all-natural desserts and confections based in Brooklyn, NY. Today we’ll be talking about the high pressure world of pastry perfectionism at the world’s top restaurants, starting your own business and we’ll try to get her to decide what her favorite food city in the world is. Clarice welcome to the show.
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