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Posts ByLisa Shames, Author at so good.. magazine

Elwyn Boyles at The French Laundry. Simply Perfect

October 9, 2018 |

We enjoy some delicacies from the large pastry program of The French Laundry, from Fernch classics to avant-garde proposals thanks to his man in charge, Elwin BoylesMore info

Alex Stupak. Pastry was just the beginning

March 15, 2018 |

The desserts Stupak and Binnie create at Empellón, not only taste good but feature visually stunning elements.More info

Creativity was at the forefront of C3 North American Finals

October 30, 2017 |

It was a fierce competition, but in the end the elite panel of judges at the Valrhona C3 North American finals gave the top prize to a pastry chef at NYC’s L’Appart.More info

Simon Bregardis, Chocolatier of the Year 2012

May 10, 2012 |

For its second annual L’Art du Chocolatier Challenge 2012, sponsored by Cacao Barry and Chicago’s Chocolate Academy, a few changes were made to make it better, said Alexandra Urbe, Cacao Barry’s brand manager for the Americas. But one thing remained the same: “Our strong passion for this industry.”More info

Chicago gets its own pastry competition

October 21, 2011 |

From the outside, nothing looked unusual about this quaint two-story building on a quiet street in Oak Park, Illinois. But on the inside, it was a different story.More info

Cocoa: Quetzalcoatl’s Gift

October 7, 2010 | 1

Starting with 2,500 pounds of some of the world’s best chocolate from Barry Callebaut the five contestants of the 2010 World Chocolate Masters U.S. selection competition didn’t waste any time over the two-day event, creating five different chocolate masterpieces, including a plated dessert, a multi-layered mousse cake, molded and hand-dipped pralines, and a towering showpiece made entirely out of chocolate.More info