DR 330: Welcome to the L.A. Pastry Mother Lode

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DR 330: Welcome to the L.A. Pastry Mother Lode
 
April 23, 2014
IN THIS ISSUE
1.  LFE: Welcome to the L.A. Pastry Mother Lode
2.  Providence on the Plate
3.  The Japanese Pastry Ambassador
4.  The Weekly Mix: Fernet Float on the Sunset Strip
5.  Technique: Pizza Play-Dough
6.  Whipped: Scone Age
7.  The Business of Pastry
8.  2014 Ommegang Hop Chef Competition
9.  Top 10 Jobs from StarChefs.com JobFinder
10.  Featured Recipe: Lemon Ice Box Pie

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LFE: Welcome to the L.A. Pastry Mother Lode  1. LFE: Welcome to the L.A. Pastry Mother Lode
Los Angeles has hit the pastry mother lode, and we’re loving every sweet bite.

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Providence on the Plate  2. Providence on the Plate
Pastry Chef David Rodriguez always has his guests’ eyes, as well as their taste buds, in mind when devising his stunning dessert compositions.

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The Japanese Pastry Ambassador  3. The Japanese Pastry Ambassador
Think green tea ice cream is the extent of Japanese pastry? Let Kei Hasegawa open your eyes.

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The Weekly Mix: Fernet Float on the Sunset Strip  4. The Weekly Mix: Fernet Float on the Sunset Strip
A young mixo scene is reviving the jaded palates of L.A. County.

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Technique: Pizza Play-Dough  5. Technique: Pizza Play-Dough
Jeff Mahin uses science, bread flour, a deck oven, and his own special technique to make his signature pizza dough.

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Whipped: Scone Age  6. Whipped: Scone Age
One L.A. pastry chef is blending heritage and foresight to push the humble scone into the limelight.

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The Business of Pastry  7. The Business of Pastry
The City of Angels is a heavenly place to be a pastry chef.

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2014 Ommegang Hop Chef Competition  8. 2014 Ommegang Hop Chef Competition
Join chefs and restaurants to enjoy fine food and craft beer pairings in Miami on April 28, 2014.

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 9. Top 10 Jobs from the StarChefs.com's JobFinder

Line Cook
Food and Wine Pairing experience opportunity!
J Vineyards and Winery
Healdsburg, CA

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Executive Chef
Executive Chef Sought for Los Angeles Country Club
Bel-Air Country Club
Los Angeles, CA

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Pastry Chef
Pastry Chef for Princeton Based Restaurant
Elements
Princeton, NJ

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Pastry Chef
A chance to work in a Relais & Chateaux Kitchen
Newport Harbor Corp.
Newport, RI

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Chef de Cuisine
Whisknladle Hospitality is Seeking a Talented Chef de Cuisine
Whisknladle
San Diego, CA

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Assistant Restaurant Manager
Etoile Restaurant Seeking an Assistant Restaurant Manager
Domaine Chandon
Napa, CA

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Chef de Cuisine
Incredible Resort Chef de Cuisine Position
EverQuest Recruiting
New England Resort

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Corporate Executive Chef
Talented Corporate Exec Chef for Starr Restaurants
Starr Restaurant Organization
Philadelphia, PA

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Sous Chef
Key Chef needed for Chicago Based Restaurant
The Purple Pig
Chicago, IL

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Executive Pastry Chef
Independently Owned Restaurant Group Seeks Company Pastry Chef
Urban Food Group
Raleigh, NC

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 10. Featured Recipe: Lemon Ice Box Pie
from Pastry Chef Sarah Lange of Hart and the Hunter — Los Angeles, CA

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Adapted by StarChefs.com

April 2014

INGREDIENTS:
Graham Cracker Crust
3 cups graham cracker crumbs
3 ounces unsalted butter, melted
2 tablespoons brown sugar
⅛ teaspoon salt

Lemon Semifreddo Filling
¾ cup heavy cream, chilled
⅔ cup sweetened condensed milk
Zest of 2 lemons
5 egg yolks
½ sugar
¾ lemon juice
1 pinch salt

Italian Meringue Topping
1 cup sugar
¼ cup water
1 tablespoon corn syrup
4 egg whites
1 pinch cream of tartar
1 pinch salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
Lemon Ice Box Pie
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