Flo Braker, San Francisco Bay Area baker, author and cooking teacher, turns out two wonderfully crunchy butter galettes, one that's as a sweet treat with fresh berries and whipped cream, and another with tomatoes and savory herbs. Leslie Mackie, ownerof Seattle's Macrina Bakery, demonstrates a raspberry-fig crostata.
This episode of BAKING WITH JULIA features Gail Gand, pastry chef and owner of Chicago's Vanilla Bean Bakery and Florida baker David Blom. Gail shows Julia and viewers how to create a " not your usual" lemon meringue pie-for-one, while David Blom makes cookies: delicately curved tuiles and tasty gingersnaps.
Toronto bakers, Jeffrey Alfor and Naomi Duguid, and cookbook author Beatrice Ojakangas visit this week's episode of BAKING WITH JULIA to make naan and swedish hardtack, types of flat breads.
Master chef at The Culinary Institute of America, NY, Markus Farbinger teaches Julia Child how to create a special Viennese pastry treat, a poppy seed torte.
Mary Bergin of Las Vegas, Nevada, head pastry chef for Wolfgang Puck's Spago Restaurant, demonstrates how to make a vanilla chiffon cake with a twist -- a full vanilla flavor and a thin, flexible shape, ideal for rolling with chocolate-laced walnut mousse.
Nick Malgieri, master teacher at Peter Kump's New York Cooking School and author of several award-winning books on baking, demonstrates authentic Sicilian specialities like savory pizza rustica and fig-filled treats called "X" cookies.
Marcel Desaulniers, chef and owner of the Trellis Restaurant in historic Williamsburg, Virginia, as well as the author and host of the television show "Death by Chocolate," teases the palate with oven-roasted plum cakes with chocolate sauce and chocolate-mint nightcaps.
Johanne Killeen, chef and co-owner of Al Forno Restaurant in Providence, Rhode Island, bakes two American classics: gingerbread baby cake and Johnnycake cobblers.