Few chefs can lay claim to being true pioneers in their field but legendary pastry chef Jim Dodge is certainly one of them. Once the pastry chef of the storied Stanford Court Hotel in San Francisco, Jim made desserts his specialty long before it was common for most restaurants to have a dedicated pastry chef. In his role, he helped elevate classic American desserts to new heights, just as his contemporaries on the hot line were doing the same for savory food. While in Boston to speak together at Boston University, Jim and Andrew sat down to go through Jim's career, his early remembrances of such figures as Julia Child and James Beard, and his distinct views on his craft. Here's a thought: If you like what you hear, please tell your chef-fascinated friends, subscribe to Andrew Talks to Chefs (it's free) on iTunes or Stitcher, follow us on your favorite social media platforms @ChefPodcast, and/or rate or review us on Apple's podcast store. Thanks for listening!

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