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Tennis, Andre Agassi, and Pastry School

Sarah Dajani | Posted 09.12.2013 | Taste
Sarah Dajani

If Andre has taught me one thing, it's that you don't judge a career by a win or a loss, or even a match. Because a career is made up of dozens of matches, each one a life in miniature, and each one worth living to the fullest.

Gaston Lenotre, "God of Desserts," Dies at 88

Flora Lazar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Flora Lazar

I always wanted to be a French pastry chef, long before I went to pastry school at age 50. As a teenager, I taught myself to bake with the aid of a s...

What Do Bob Dylan, Bill Clinton, and French Cream Puffs Have in Common?

Flora Lazar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Flora Lazar

Legendary filmmakers D.A. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus were at Flashpoint Academy this week for a screening of a new film they're making about the coveted "Meilleurs Ouvriers de France."

The Queen of Confitures

Flora Lazar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Flora Lazar

Christine Ferber's widely-used moniker, the queen of jams, hardly describes her influence on contemporary gastronomy, especially on the Chicago culinary scene.

Chicagoan Delivers Gold at Pastry Olympics

Flora Lazar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Flora Lazar

If Chicago pastry lovers wonder why they brave the impossible parking situation to satisfy their sweet cravings at Dimitri Fayard's Lincoln Park pastry shop Vanille, it's probably because they suspected what was just confirmed at the World Pastry Championship: this guy is not just one of the best in Chicago. He's one of the best in the world.