s02 e02 Chat with Frank

Doing something a little different with this episode. I have been heavily involved with University of Southern California alumni organizations over the years. Due to the pandemic, USC Lambda LGBT Alumni Association asked me if I would host a virtual chat about baking with Frank Tegethoff, a member of the King Arthur Baking Co. research & development team. Of course I jumped at the opportunity … Continue reading s02 e02 Chat with Frank

s02e1 Japanese Soufflé Cheesecake

The Japanese are known for their ability to re-invent things, and the cheesecake is no exception. In 1969, the owner of a luxury confectionary maker in Kobe was inspired by käsekuchen, a german cheesecake, while on a trip to Berlin. He made his own version back home and soon other bakeries began making it too. Women’s magazines during this time increased its popularity. And it’s … Continue reading s02e1 Japanese Soufflé Cheesecake

s01e03 Olive Oil Cake with Roasted Balsamic Blueberries

I’m not a cake guy. Mind you, I love eating cake. I’m just not into baking cakes. Perhaps because cake baking is an exacting science with tried-and-true ratios that require you to weigh your ingredients to get the perfect outcome. I’m much too lazy to do that. I’m also not into decorating things. I like beauty that is inherent, not additive. There is so much … Continue reading s01e03 Olive Oil Cake with Roasted Balsamic Blueberries